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Opposition chair vows to run clean, transparent election campaign

Opposition chair vows to run clean, transparent election campaign

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its candidate for the 2016 presidential election, said at the launch of her campaign office in Taipei Monday that she will run a clean and transparent campaign. All revenue and expenses of campaign activities will be transparent, she said. "We are making every effort to change this country through action" and "our change starts from here," she said at the launch of the campaign office in a building next to the DPP's headquarters. Tsai, who was the DPP presidential candidate in 2012 and received 6.09 million ballots, or 45.63 percent of the total, said that some 80 percent of her campaign expenses in 2012 came from small contributions, for which her staff issued 180,000 receipts. A webpage purporting to document Tsai's campaign contributions was also launched that same day. Tsai would beat any opponent from the ruling Kuomintang if the presidential election were held now, according to a poll commissioned by the pro-DPP Taiwan Thinktank May 19. Su Chia-chyuan (???), Tsai's partner on the 2012 presidential ballot, was named secretary-general of her campaign office, Lin Chuan (??), former finance minister from 2002-2006, was named as convenor of the policy committee, and Lin Mei-chu (???) was named director of the campaign office. Lin, a former official in the Central Election Commission and Tsai's cousin, will ensure that all campaign operations are carried out according to the rules, Tsai said. (By Sophia Yeh and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-19 21:29 GMT+08:00