By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and her running mate Chen Chien-jen will tour the country from January 21 through 29 to thank voters for their support, the Democratic Progressive Party announced Tuesday.
Tsai won 56 percent in a landslide victory last Saturday, while her party won an unprecedented 68 seats at the 113-member Legislative Yuan. The new president and the vice president will be sworn in on May 20.
In order to thank voters, Tsai and Chen would visit most parts of the country and attend tea parties, beginning with Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan on January 21. The areas are known as DPP strongholds, while Tsai’s parents hailed from Pingtung County.
Northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County would follow January 22, with the other parts of the country to be visited on January 23, 24, 26, 28 and 29, according to the DPP. [FULL STORY]