By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
PEI (Taiwan News) – At her first appearance since election day, President-elect Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that the “government train” would leave the station three days from now because her party workers needed a break first.
The Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman not only received more than 56 percent of the vote Saturday, but her party also for the first time won an absolute majority of seats at the Legislative Yuan, which is expected to make governing much easier for her after she is sworn in on May 20.
Tsai attended a private lunch in Taipei City Sunday, where she reportedly said that she was giving her campaign and party headquarters employees three days off to recover from the ordeal. After three days, the train preparing for government would start moving out of the station, Tsai reportedly said.
The lunch was reportedly attended by a number of Taiwanese who had returned from the United States to vote. Two of her sisters who reportedly live in the US were also present, as were former Alaska Republican Senator Frank Murkowski and banker Wu Li-pei. [FULL STORY]