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Tsai calls for Ko to help legislative campaign

Tsai calls for Ko to help legislative campaign

Tsai calls for Ko to help legislative campaign

Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday called for Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je to help the “Capital Reform Front,” which constitutes 2 DPP legislative candidates, 3 smaller-party candidates and 3 other non-partisan candidates, campaign in the capital, saying his help will be very welcome.

According to media reports, DPP, which only nominated 2 legislative candidates in two electoral districts in Taipei City, has decided to support People First Party Vivian Huang, New Power Party’s Freddy Lim, Let'e Green Party’s Fan Yun, and nonpartisan candidates Pan Chien-chih, Yang Shih-chiu and Lee Ching-yuan respectively in other 6 districts.

The DPP did not nominate any candidates in these 6 districts in the capital, so the party’s election strategy committee will soon decide on whether to support specific non-DPP candidates, Tsai said. If the DPP decides to do so, hopefully these candidates can work with the DPP to organize the “Capital Reform Front” in the future to help reform Taiwan, she added.

“If Ko would also like to help, we will welcome him very much,” Tsai said.

When asked if these non-DPP candidates will have to support the DPP presidential candidate, Tsai shrugged off the question, saying to talk about the matter after the election strategy committee forms an opinion.

Updated : 2021-09-17 10:56 GMT+08:00