Lai said the president is being evasive about respecting the result of the DPP’s primary election, adding public opinion matters most
By: Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held its first
and only televised policy presentation for the party’s two presidential primary contenders, on Saturday (June 8).
The incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) both expressed their views on how they will lead Taiwan if they are elected as president. They each answered questions from experts after giving a speech.
In a press conference after the event, Lai said he was disappointed that Tsai refused to promise she would accept the outcome of the primary if he wins. He also challenged the “one plus one equals more than two” formula proposed by Tsai, when she called for joint efforts and unity among party members.
“If she is the first ‘one’ in the formula, who is the second ‘one’?” asked Lai.
When asked whether she would support Lai in the 2020 presidential election if she loses the primary, Tsai replied, “As a member of the DPP, I must follow the party’s decisions. Is my answer not clear enough?” [FULL STORY]