MROALE BOOSTER:The group, which helped former president Chen Shui-bian to power in 2004, is to hold events in the six special municipalities to back the DPP
Date: Jun 21, 2015
By: Lee Hsin-fang / Staff reporter
The pro-independence Taiwan Nation Alliance (TNA) is to stage a “mega event” to further boost morale for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential and legislative election campaigns at the end of the year, planning to hold major parades in the six special municipalities and inviting former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) to be the convener-in-chief.
The alliance is said to have resolved through its central committee to hold the event, with the aim to giving its full support to DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for the restoration of a Taiwan-centered administration, and to the legislative candidates of the DPP, the Taiwan Solidarity Union and other “third political forces” to help them secure a majority in the legislature.
According to the group’s preliminary plan, the parades will take place in the six special municipalities, with the one in Taipei splitting into three major courses marching from Wanhua Train Station, Jhongxiao E Road and Daan Forest Park and converging finally on Ketagalan Boulevard.
The Taipei parade is scheduled to feature live exchanges on screens with the parades taking place in New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, according to the plan, and the event might also be expanded further to include other cities. [FULL STORY]