Date: Feb 16, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said she hopes to transform the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) into a party that can alter the fate of Taiwan, as the nation resumed work after the Lunar New Year holiday.
“Today is the first working day following the Lunar New Year holiday, but many Taiwanese from several industries and emergency workers helping out in post-Tainan earthquake rescue operations were either on duty throughout the holiday or had to work rotating shifts,” Tsai said on Facebook.
Tsai said the DPP was able to win both the presidency and a legislative majority in the Jan. 16 elections because of the public’s earnest aspiration for reform.
As the majority party in the legislature, the DPP must usher in the reforms it has promised, Tsai said, adding that she has instructed the DPP caucus and concerned policy groups within the party to deliberate on the promotion of reform bills and post-earthquake recovery. [FULL STORY]