Elections ‘a lesson from democracy’ for DPP: president

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/25
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) major defeat in

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, center)

local government elections on Saturday was a lesson the party has learned from democracy, and the party accepted the defeat humbly, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Saturday.

“Facing all sorts of challenges at home and from abroad, insisting on doing the right thing was like walking on a path thickly sown with thorns that was bound to leave us with wounds,” Tsai said. “But I would like to say to all DPP comrades and supporters, we have to stick to doing what is right.”

“No matter how many scars we may carry and how harsh it may be, the nation needs to move ahead,” Tsai said in brief remarks at the DPP’s headquarters Saturday night in which she also resigned as the party’s chairperson. “It’s our duty to safeguard the nation’s future.”

Tsai apologized to the party’s supporters for the party’s disappointing performance.

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