By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen insisted that it would be best
to stage a televised 2016 presidential debate after the candidacy process is completed in December, reports said Sunday.
“I’m all for a public debate, but it would be better if it was held after we all completed the candidacy procedures,” she said.
Tsai’s comments came during a supporter’s gathering in Taoyuan on Sunday.
When asked by the local media what would be the greatest gift for her upcoming birthday Monday, Tsai said “peace and prosperity.”
Earlier this week, local media outlet Sanlih E-Television called for a public debate, inviting presidential candidates from three different parties – Hung Hsiu-chu (Kuomintang), James Soong (People’s First Party) and Tsai – to take part in a televised event scheduled later this month. [FULL STORY]