Tsai mum on VP pick, says gov’t helping young people’s finances

Radio Taiwan Internatinal
Date: 01 November, 2019
By: John Van Trieste

President Tsai Ing-wen is keeping tight-lipped about who might be her pick for a running mate in next

President Tsai Ing-wen spoke about the 2020 presidential campaign and help for young citizens while inspecting a construction site Friday morning.

year’s election. But she has told reporters that the government will continue its work to lighten the financial burdens of young people in Taiwan.

Reporters asked Tsai Friday to comment on speculation that she could be announcing her running mate this weekend.

On Saturday, Tsai is slated to attend an event with William Lai, her former rival for her Democratic Progressive Party’s 2020 nomination. It will be the first time that the two will stand on the same stage since the party’s primary, in which Tsai won her party’s endorsement. Many in the party hope to see the two former rivals come together and campaign on a joint ticket.

Tsai said that she will be attending the event, but did not comment on rumors that she might use the occasion to announce Lai as her running mate. Instead, she said that her party hopes to concentrate its energy and win not only the presidency, but also a majority in the Legislature.

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