Tsai unconcerned with KMT candidate

‘CAUTIOUSNESS’:The DPP chair said who she would be facing in the race for the presidency is irrelevant and that her party would focus on its own preparations

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 19, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday declined to

Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen talks to the media at Cheng Kung University in Tainan yesterday.  Photo: Su Fang-ho, Taipei Times

Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen talks to the media at Cheng Kung University in Tainan yesterday. Photo: Su Fang-ho, Taipei Times

comment on New Taipei City Mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) announcement that he would not run in next year’s presidential election, saying that it is more important for the DPP to prepare well for the campaign.

“No matter who the KMT candidate is, the DPP will use the same degree of cautiousness in its approach to the presidential campaign, especially because the result of next year’s election will be the key to Taiwan’s development, and therefore we simply cannot afford to be relaxed,” Tsai said in response to reporters’ requests for comments on Chu’s remarks as she took part in a workshop on green energy in Tainan yesterday.

She said that although there might be conflicts, disputes and other complicated issues among politicians within the KMT, it is still a party with more than 100 years of history and a lot of resources.

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