Tsai to begin stumping tour after congress tomorrow

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 14, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson, is to begin stumping for the party’s mayoral and county commissioner candidates nationwide following its National Congress tomorrow, party sources said yesterday.

The party’s National Congress, centered on the theme “Reform for future generations,” is to be the first large campaign rally for the November local elections after the party’s primary ended last month.

To imitate the glitz of the FIFA World Cup, soccer cards are to be made for 19 DPP mayoral and commissioner candidates and independent Miaoli commissioner candidate Hsu Ting-chen (徐定禎), the sources said, adding that the 20 candidates are to enter the venue one after another as DPP party representatives cheer them on, just as soccer players would before a game.

Governance is like a soccer match, which requires a unified team and a unified goal, the sources said, adding that DPP-backed candidates are like a soccer team, with each incumbent and first-time candidate playing a different role to achieve that goal.    [FULL  STORY]

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