Date: Nov 21, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) yesterday called on Taiwan Solidarity
Union (TSU) supporters to mobilize at least 1.5 million votes for the party’s at-large legislative seats, while casting their presidential ballots for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), to defend the nation’s sovereignty against Beijing’s ambitions.
“On January 16, please cast your party ballot for the TSU and the presidential ballot for Tsai,” Lee said to hundreds of people attending the TSU’s 14th anniversary celebration in Taipei, during which the TSU also released its list of 16 at-large legislative candidates.
Lee said that the Jan. 16 elections would mark the beginning of changes in Taiwan and that it is equally important to have the Legislative Yuan help Taiwan to “stand firmly” and to “walk toward a new direction,” as it is to have Tsai elected as president.
He said that in the past the TSU has served as a barrier against President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) China-leaning policies and that the TSU would continue to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty in the legislature in the future. [FULL STORY]