Presidential election crucial to Taiwan’s democracy: Tsai

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President Tsai Ing-wen (CNA photo)

President Tsai Ing-wen says the upcoming presidential election is crucial to Taiwan’s democracy and sovereignty. She was speaking Monday at a campaign rally in her hometown in the southern county of Pingtung.

 

Taiwanese voters will head to the polls on January 11 to vote for president and legislators.

 

Tsai, the ruling DPP’s presidential candidate, is seeking a second term in office. She said that with five days to go before the election, she is making a last-ditch effort to win support. 

 

Tsai said the election is crucial to Taiwan’s democracy, sovereignty, economic development, and the well-being of the people. The president urged the public to vote for her and for the DPP’s legislative candidates.

 

Meanwhile, Tsai’s running mate, William Lai, urged the public to stand in unity. The former premier accused China of jeopardizing Taiwan’s sovereignty and democracy.

 

Also on Monday, Tsai’s main rival Han Kuo-yu of the opposition KMT said he is concerned about Taiwan’s future if the DPP continues to govern Taiwan.

News Source:RTI
Editor:Paula Chao