THREE REQUIREMENTS: The president said a candidate must be able to deal with different groups, withstand criticism and handle even the most ordinary of tasks
Date: Mar 22, 2019
By: Yang Chun-hui and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter, with staff writer
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday registered as a candidate in the Democratic
Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primary, saying that Taiwan and the party need her.
Tsai said that she is seeking re-election because she believes the DPP and Taiwan need her, not “despite Beijing’s opposition,” as her critics have said.
She made the remarks to reporters at the party’s headquarters in Taipei hours before she departed for an eight-day state visit to Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands.
Tsai, who stepped down as DPP chairperson on election night last year after the party’s losses in the Nov. 24 local elections, said she believes a candidate must fulfill three requirements to become president: [FULL STORY]