DPP makes donation list public; KMT prevaricates

TRANSPARENCY PUSHED:The DPP’s campaign office said the KMT should publish its funding data, so that voters can see if its campaign has tapped party assets

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 02, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文)

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s campaign chief executive officer Lin Hsi-yao outlines Tsai’s campaign donations and expenditures at a press conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s campaign chief executive officer Lin Hsi-yao outlines Tsai’s campaign donations and expenditures at a press conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

campaign office yesterday released data on donations it has received and its campaign expenditures, urging Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) to follow suit.

The data — released by the office at a news conference in Taipei yesterday morning — showed that Tsai received NT$405,345,961 (US$12,346,063 at current exchange rates) in donations between May 26 and Nov. 22.

During the same period, the office spent NT$195,055,578 million on its campaign, on items including transport, personnel, the rents of its offices, and others.
Based on data released by the office in September, donations to Tsai’s campaign in the past three months have increased by NT$329,681,840, from the NT$75,664,121 received between May 26 and Aug. 31.     [FULL  STORY]

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