Taiwan’s Supreme Prosecutors Office has announced it is investigating claims that Kuomintang chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu Li-luan offered the party’s unpopular presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu bribes to quit the race ahead of elections in January, Agence France-Presse reported, citing Kuo Wen-tung, director of the office’s special investigations division. A complaint by Democratic Progressive Party legislator Chen Ting-fei alleges that Chu – expected to be nominated to replace Hung at an emergency KMT congress slated for Saturday – violated Taiwan’s presidential election act by “offering bribes or other undue benefits” to quit, though it gave no original evidence. The KMT and Hung have both denied any bribes changed hands.
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