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President hoping to meet with opposition members

President hoping to meet with opposition members

President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that he hopes to meet with members of the opposition in an effort to seek national unity.
Ma said that over the past few months, he has contacted the opposition parties to express his wish to discuss national issues with them at an appropriate time.
“I hope this will help reduce unnecessary in-fighting and unite our strengths,” he said at a luncheon hosted by Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng.
According to Ma, his Jan. 14 re-election was not a personal or partisan victory. Instead, it shows that over 50 percent of voters supported the policies adopted in his first four-year term, marked by the pursuit of a clean government, vibrant economy and peaceful relations with mainland China.
At the same time, Ma said, he has been examining the possible reasons behind his loss of more than 760,000 votes compared with four years ago, saying that he did some deep soul-searching during the Lunar New Year holiday to try to identify areas that failed to live up to people’s expectations.
He said all the head officials in his administration should meet people at the grassroots regularly to understand their needs and get the government’s policies across to them.


Updated : 2021-06-15 18:40 GMT+08:00