By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu, who is also the head of Democratic Progressive Party’s
presidential campaign headquarters, announced the party’s plan to concentrate its campaign efforts in northern Taiwan, reports said Sunday.
“We are moving the frontline of the 2016 elections to northern Taiwan as part of our drive to gain supports from potential Hakka voters,” Chen explained.
During the 2012 presidential election, DPP candidate Tsai Ing-wen had lost nearly 190,000 votes in Taoyuan, a loss which the party said it was going to make up for next year.
As a traditional stronghold of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), the DPP is ready to target northern support in the remainder of the presidential campaign, Chen said. [FULL STORY]