‘HISTORIC DESTINY’: The next step is to forge party unity, the party’s chairman said, while Tsai in a telephone call with Lai said that ‘one plus one is greater than two’
Date: Jun 14, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday became the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidentialprimary, after she defeated former premier William Lai (賴清德) by 8.2 percentage points in public opinion polls.
Of the respondents in five separate three-way polls, 35.67 percent supported Tsai, while 27.48 percent chose Lai, DPP Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) told a news conference at party headquarters in Taipei.
Tsai garnered higher support when pitted against independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), who received 22.7 percent, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), who received 24.51 percent, the poll showed.
Lai also came out slightly ahead against Ko and Han, who received 27.38 percent and 23.47 percent respectively, Cho said. [FULL STORY]