By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said she will do her
utmost to lead the party into victory next January, pledging to trounce the ruling Kuomintang in the 2016 elections, reports said Sunday.
Tsai’s comments came during her trip to Taichung in the morning, where she campaigned for the city’s legislative candidates Hsieh Chih-chung, Tsai Chi-chang, Ho Hsin-chun, Huang Kuo-shu, and New Power Party candidate Hung Tzu-yung.
She said the upcoming elections will be a “most important divide” between maintaining Taiwan’s free and democratic way of life and abandoning the democratic mechanism that Taiwan has worked hard for many years to build.
“Only the new opinion as reflected by the results of the elections on January 16 can dictate the future development of Taiwan’s relations with China,” Tsai said, adding that she also aims to lead the DPP into a legislative majority next year. [FULL STORY]