DPP primary observation group questions fairness of presidential primary and asks premier to resign
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A pro-independence observation group for the presidential primary of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said in a press conference on Monday (June 10) that Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) should resign.
The observation group claimed it felt the DPP presidential primary was failing on three counts, reported Liberty Times. First, it lacked sportsmanship and a democratic spirit. Second, it lacked preparation. Third, it failed to listen to grassroot voices.
The group also put in two requests: the rules and schedule of the primary must not be changed again; and government officials and party workers should maintain neutrality.
Chin Heng-wei (金恆煒), head of the Ketagalan Institute, said he suspected some people intended to delay the primary race until the DPP general assembly. He was also concerned whether the result of the primary would be nullified if William Lai (賴清德) wins the race. [FULL STORY]