Date: Jan 15, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter in Chiayi
With less than two days to go to the presidential election, Democratic
Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) paraded through Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi, Changhua and Taichung yesterday, with supporters in Dalin Township (大林), Chiayi County, most eager to show their passion and creativity.
Hundreds of people — young and old, men and women — gathered at an intersection near Dalin Elementary School yesterday way more than an hour before Tsai’s scheduled arrival, holding up placards greeting Tsai with “hello president” and “female leader is the global trend,” as well as large and small flags promoting Tsai and the local DPP legislative candidate, Chen Ming-wen (陳明文).
Loud cheers burst among the crowd as soon as Tsai’s convoy arrived, together with continuous chants of “Tsai Ing-wen, get elected” in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese) when Tsai got out of her van to climb onto an open-air jeep with bullet proof glass around it. [FULL STORY]