First presidential debate revolves around 92 Consensus, economy

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-12-27
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The election debate on Sunday continued to revolve around the “1992

Debate revolves around 92 Consensus, economy.

Debate revolves around 92 Consensus, economy.

Consensus” and cross-strait relations as Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Chu repeatedly attacked his contender over the subject.

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen however retaliated Chu that she has expressed her stance on the 1992 Consensus many times before, adding that the DPP will do its utmost to maintain the status quo, as well as to maintain good communication so that there are no misunderstandings while managing the relationship.

The first televised debate among three presidential candidates was hosted by Public Television Service (PTS) in the afternoon, one of the nine media sponsors agreed upon by the candidates. After giving out their opening speeches, the three candidates – Eric Chu of the ruling KMT, Tsai of the DPP and James Soong of the People First Party (PFP) – then faced five questions posed by media sponsors, before each was allowed to challenge their counterparts with their own questions and make a closing statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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