The current KMT party selection process for the presidential candidate is decided 70% by a public poll and 30% by a party poll, but some in the KMT are advocating that the KMT use a 100% public poll. Since Wang Jin-pyng has a better shot at a public poll, some are seeing this as a favor to him. UDN says it is what Wang supporters want. However, according to the Taiwan News/CNA article, the legislator advocating a 100% poll is a Deep Blue mainlander core politician, Lee Ching-hua, so perhaps this poll will favor Chu.
The process will be cleared up this week, says a KMT official, and the candidate selection process will be clear by Apr 15.
The blogger Frozen Garlic observes in the comments:
I think both the Chu and Wang camps want 100% polls to cut Ma (and Wu) out of the loop. Chu thinks he can win the polls without needing to make any concessions to Ma, while Wang's only chance is with 100% polls. Ma still controls quite a few people within the party, so if the party votes count for 30%, he'll have some clout. With polls, you can ignore him._______________
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