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Taiwan: mass campaign rallies on the last weekends before presidential poll (video)

 Taiwan opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, right, is greeted by supporters while campaigning in the so...
 Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, center, waves to supporters during a massive rally in the party...
 Supporters of Taiwan's President and presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou wave national flags during Ma's election campaign in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday,...
 Taiwan's President and presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou gestures to supporters during an election campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 in Taipei, T...

Taiwan Presidential Election

Taiwan opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, right, is greeted by supporters while campaigning in the so...

Taiwan Presidential Election

Taiwan's opposition Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, center, waves to supporters during a massive rally in the party...

Taiwan Presidential Election

Supporters of Taiwan's President and presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou wave national flags during Ma's election campaign in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday,...

Taiwan Presidential Election

Taiwan's President and presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou gestures to supporters during an election campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 in Taipei, T...

Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou and his challengers drew huge crowds Sunday to campaign rallies less than a week before what is expected to be a neck-to-neck race. Ma’s KMT Party said at least 200,000 people joined the Taipei parade. Supporters waved blue election flags and chanted slogans. Pro-Ma parades were also held in the southern city of Tainan, a stronghold of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led by Tsai Ing-wen. Ma questioned Tsai’s ability to maintain a stable cross Strait relation with China. Unlike Ma, she has refused to renounce possible moves to formalize the island’s de facto independence, to the ire of China. But Tsai has gained wide support by attacking Ma’s economic policies, saying they have spurred income inequality. She campaigned through the streets of Tainan, moving on later to Taichung in the center of the island and to Taipei in an evening gathering. The DPP said there was a turnout of 150,000 in Taipei. Tsai proposed a coalition government in response to “people’s expectations for political tolerance”, she said. The other candidate, People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong — a former member of Ma’s KMT party — held rallies in the eastern part of Taiwan. Soong resorted to middle voters to end long-time conflicts between KMT and DPP.


Updated : 2021-06-21 22:16 GMT+08:00