Tsai to seek re-election

CHALLENGES: Despite calls from senior independence advocates for her to step aside, the president said that she is prepared and confident about her prospects

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 20, 2019
By: Su Yung-yao and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

President Tsai-Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday confirmed that she would run for re-election next year to

President Tsai Ing-wen shakes hands with devotees of the Taoist “Wu Nien Chien Sui” at Jhen An Temple in Yunlin County yesterday.  Photo: Huang Shu-li, Taipei Times

complete her vision for the nation.

“It’s natural that any sitting president wants to do more for the country and wants to finish things on his or her agenda,” Tsai said in an interview with CNN’s Matt Rivers aboard the presidential plane, when asked about her plans for next year’s presidential election.

Asked if that means she would seek re-election, Tsai nodded and said: “Yes, yes.”

The interview took place on Monday, the Presidential Office said.

Tsai said she was confident about her prospects, adding that it is “something I have prepared for.”

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