Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The leader and presidential candidate of Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic
Progressive Party, Tsai Ing-wen, announced Wednesday that the DPP Central Standing Committee has designated Chen Chu, the incumbent mayor of Kaohsiung, as chair of the party’s presidential campaign headquarters.
Hailing Chen’s vital role in the party and her impressive performance as Kaohsiung mayor since 2006, Tsai said Chen has participated in all the critical events in Taiwan’s journey to democracy. She said she expects that the DPP presidential campaign will be well integrated under Chen’s leadership.
The 65-year-old Chen is in her third term as Kaohsiung mayor, having won re-election in November last year. Enjoying high popularity, especially among DPP party members, she is deemed to have the best performance record among the heads of Taiwan’s six special municipalities, according to a survey released May 28 by local magazine Global Views Monthly. [FULL STORY]