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Presidential debate seems likely soon

Presidential debate seems likely soon

A presidential debate in Taiwan now appears likely after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday that she hoped a date could be set for it soon.

Tsai, who is favored to win the Jan. 16 election, said it is a positive development that Sanlih E-Television (SET-TV) is willing to co-sponsor the debate with Public Television Service (PTS).

She said she hopes the two television stations would contact the three presidential candidates and set a date for the debate soon.

It will be more difficult to schedule the debate after Dec. 25, she said, because a series of government-sponsored presentations will start at that time, which will require a lot of time by the presidential candidates.

Updated : 2021-09-23 04:54 GMT+08:00