The influencer is urging Tsai not to run for re-election on behalf of the DPP, citing her slim odds based on the latest polls.
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of more gloomy polls for sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman Yu Ying-lung (游盈隆) is urging Tsai not to run for re-election on behalf of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), citing her slim odds of winning based on the latest polls.
Taiwan’s presidential election is only 10 months away, while the two major political parties, the DPP and Kuomintang (KMT), have yet to nail down presidential candidates, given the challenges of big-name contestants in primaries.
Yu recently reasoned in a commentary that the DPP should play its trump card to stay in power for the 2020 presidential race.
According to the TPOF’s latest poll, former premier William Lai (賴清德) leads potential candidates for the 2020 presidential race, and remains ahead of Tsai Ing-wen by a whopping 22 percentage points for the DPP primary. [FULL STORY]