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DPP to intensify presidential campaign in challenging districts

With the presidential election only 45 days away, the Democratic Progressive Party will intensify its presidential campaign by holding three “mobile Central Standing Committee meetings” in traditionally challenging electoral districts starting next week in Taoyuan, a DPP official said Wednesday.

DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and her running mate, former Academia Sinica vice president Chen Chien-jen will join 6 DPP legislative candidates in Taoyuan City at their first stop of the campaign trail next week, said the director of the DPP's Department of Information Affairs.

As the legislative and presidential elections take place simultaneously every four years in Taiwan, it’s common to see legislative and presidential candidates of the same party join hands on their campaign trails.

The following two mobile Central Standing Committee meetings will take place either in Hsinchu or Changhua to increase support for the party, the party official said.

After December 14 when the presidential candidates draw their number, the DPP ticket will begin street canvassing, also starting from challenging districts, he said.

The public presentation meetings will begin after December 25, with three meetings for presidential candidates and one for vice presidential candidates, the party official added.

Updated : 2021-09-21 01:40 GMT+08:00