Xu Fuming, chairman of the Kaohsiung City Party Committee of the Kuomintang, confirmed that he would resign.

(Photo by reporter Ge Youhao)

[Reporter Ge Youhao/Kaohsiung Report] The KMT lost the Kaohsiung City Council chairman and deputy speaker election, and the party has continued to criticize. The Kaohsiung City Party Committee Chairman Xu Fuming confirmed today (27th) that he will resign. Is it related to the election loss?

But he emphasized that it was due to physical factors; the successor may be Tong Yanzhen, a former city councilor who was not re-elected this time.

In the election campaign for the chairman and deputy speaker of Kaohsiung City, the Kuomintang was in chaos.

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However, there are also many grassroots members of the Kuomintang who affirm the contribution of Xu Fuming, the chairman of the municipal party department, and believe that the party department should not be held accountable for the disintegration within the party. One day, Xu Fuming was still in contact with congressmen at the party headquarters until after 11 o'clock in the middle of the night, and he did not give up until the last moment.

With the end of the election campaign, the 68-year-old KMT Kaohsiung City Party Committee Chairman Xu Fuming announced that he will step down at the end of this month. Is it related to the mess up in the election of the chairman and deputy speaker?

In this regard, Xu Fuming emphasized that this has nothing to do with it. It is mainly because of the red light of health. Originally, the mayor wanted to leave after the election, but the Party Central Committee hoped that he would complete the election of the chairman and deputy speaker.

As for the successor, Ke Zhien, who failed to challenge the mayor of Kaohsiung, has already stated that he has no ambitions. At present, it is reported that Tong Yanzhen, the former chief secretary of the KMT parliamentary group, is the most vocal.