FORMOSA: Uncle Chen

Like Democratic nominees in Mississippi, Kuomintang nominees on Formosa are sure to be elected. Last week, on restless, frustrated Formosa, 32 members of the Kuomintang's Central Committee were gathered to choose nominees for the presidency and vice presidency of Nationalist China for the next six years. The men they chose would be certain winners in next month's elections.

After a seemly show of reluctance, aging (66), indomitable Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek consented to succeed himself as President. All interest then focused on Chiang's choice for Vice President: he would be, in effect, Chiang's choice as his successor, and the man who...

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