FOCUSING ON TOP JOB:Tsai’s aides have expressed their support for her to stay on in the post, but sources close to the DPP said that Tsai is not keen to stay on
Date: Jan 31, 2016
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter Staff reporter
Rumors that president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) could resign as
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson have sparked mixed reactions among DPP members.
Sources close to the DPP said that Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) is a prospective candidate for the chairmanship if Tsai chooses to resign.
According to the DPP’s constitution, a party chairperson election is held biennially at the end of May, with the election scheduled to take place this year.
However, the party’s statutes also stipulate that the president may double as party chairperson, meaning that an election would not be necessary should Tsai decide to continue serving as the chairperson. [FULL STORY]