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DPP's seemingly hints at possible running mate

DPP's seemingly hints at possible running mate

Kaohsiung, July 19 (CNA) On the day when the ruling Kuomintang officially picked its nominee for the 2016 presidential election, opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (???) appeared to indicate who her running mate might be. Speaking at a gathering in Kaohsiung of the Asia Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (ASTCC), Tsai called Su Jia-chuyan (???), secretary-general of the DPP, as "my best partner." Su is running for a legislative seat in the southern port city although the way Tsai introduced her running mate in the 2012 presidential election gave rise to some speculation on whether the two will be on the same ticket again. Invited by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (??), Tsai attended the dinner accompanied by Su and incumbent DPP Legislator Kuan Bi-ling (???). In the last election, Tsai and Su were defeated by incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou and Vice President Wu Den-yih (???) by some 800,000 votes. Tsai said earlier this month that the time had not come for her to make a decision on her running mate, adding that "ability and character" should weigh more heavily than party membership in making the choice. (By Wang Shwu-feng and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-05-11 23:09 GMT+08:00