Tsai, Lai meet in mediation bid to break presidential deadlock

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/08
By: Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, right) and former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德)

清德) have met and discussed their positions on the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) nomination of its candidate in the 2020 presidential election, the party’s chairman said Monday.

Lai’s unexpected challenge of Tsai for the DPP’s presidential nomination could result in a primary that DPP officials fear could split the party, and efforts are being made to convince them to run on the same ticket or for one of the two to abandon their bids.

The party assembled a five-member team to try to find common ground between Tsai and Lai and arrange a meeting between the two.

On Monday the two finally met, confirmed DPP Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰), but apparently neither was in the mood for compromise as the deadline for a resolution to the issue move closer.    [FULL  STORY]

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