DPP ‘factions’ not turning on Tsai

NOT SO FAST: The Northern Taiwan Society chairman said the president being the party’s candidate in 2020 is not a foregone conclusion, but that many expect Lai to run

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2018
By: Peng Wan-hsin, with Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday denied that so-called factions are

Hit FM radio host Clara Chou, left, interviews Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang on her morning show yesterday.  Photo courtesy of Hit FM

distancing themselves from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the party’s former chairperson, or trying to force her out of power.

Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) made the remarks during an exclusive interview with Clara Chou (周玉蔻) on her morning show, Coco Breakfast (蔻蔻早餐).

Tsai Chi-chang denied that earlier comments he made were the former New Tide faction’s — of which he is a member — attempt to distance themselves from the president and to force her out of power.

He on Monday said that Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) — both members of the faction — would step down at an appropriate time.    [FULL  STORY]

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