By: Lu Hsin-hui, Wu Je-hao and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said after the ruling
Kuomintang (KMT) nominated its presidential candidate on Sunday that it was hoping for a “good-quality” campaign ahead of the January 2016 presidential election.
“To the DPP and even Taiwan, the race is not just that of Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, the DPP’s presidential candidate), nor merely about who will be elected as president,” said DPP spokesman Juan Chao-hsiung (阮昭雄) in a statement after Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) was nominated by the KMT.
“There are more and more people who believe the country should have some changes, and hope the country can move forward instead of continuing to go backward,” Juan said, expressing the DPP’s hope for a political culture with rational and in-depth social dialogue. [FULL STORY]