‘DISCONTENT’: The DPP would reflect on its mistakes and find solutions, Tsai said, while the Taoyuan mayor urged her to reshuffle the Cabinet and Presidential Office
Date: Nov 28, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday apologized for letting her administration
become a burden on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidates in Saturday’s local elections, as she embarked on a series of trips across the nation to gather opinions from the party’s frontline campaign staff.
Tsai, who on Saturday evening resigned as DPP chairperson over the party’s losses, made the remarks at a Kaohsiung forum attended by members of a fan club for DPP Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁), who lost to his Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) rival Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜).
Chen’s loss ended the DPP’s 20-year governance of the city, which has traditionally been a pan-green camp stronghold.
Kaohsiung is one of the seven cities and the counties the DPP lost in the local elections. The party had won 13 cities and counties in the 2014 race.