DPP needs new generation: lawmaker

SYSTEMIC ISSUES: Lee Chun-yi said that the party should not only consult political appointees and academics, but let lawmakers be more involved in policymaking

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 26, 2018
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

It is time for senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politicians to pass the torch

Democratic Progressive Party candidate Chen Chi-mai, fourth left, and members of his campaign team bow to supporters in Kaohsiung on Saturday night after conceding defeat in the city’s mayoral race.  Photo: CNA

to an aspiring generation, DPP Legislator Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋) said yesterday amid mounting criticism within the party after its losses in the nine-in-one elections on Saturday.

The DPP lost seven of the 13 cities and counties it held — the special municipalities of Taichung and Kaohsiung, as well as Chiayi City, and Yilan, Yunlin, Changhua and Penghu counties — to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).

Of the 22 races, the DPP won only six: the special municipalities of Taoyuan and Tainan, as well as Keelung and Hsinchu City, and Chiayi and Pingtung counties.

At a post-election news conference on Saturday night at which President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stepped down as party chairperson, she apologized for having let the DPP’s supporters down and said that the party would engage in “serious self-introspection” and undertake internal reforms.    [FULL  STORY]

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