By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday credited the city of Taichung for achieving a landslide feat in the legislative election last weekend, citing a 10 percent increase in votes over the previous race in 2012.
“The victory tells us that the people have a lot to expect from the new government…hoping that we can help bring the nation forward,” Tsai said.
Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party and its coalition partner the New Power Party (NPP) won resounding victories in most of its competitive races, from Hualien to Taipei, Taichung to New Taipei. Combining forces with the NPP helped the DPP win 3 seats in Taipei, which has been a historically difficult area for the DPP. Even candidates with deep KMT support lost in the polls.
Accompanied by vice-president-elect Chen Chien-jen and Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung, she made the comments after arriving to Taichung in the morning to thank supporters for their votes. [FULL STORY]