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Presidential candidates to present views

Presidential candidates to present views

Presidential candidates to present views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three presidential candidates in the January 16 election were scheduled to make their first televised policy presentations Friday evening.
The programs do not include interaction between the candidates or with the public, commentators or reporters, but give them a chance to emphasize points without being interrupted.
The first of three such presentations with Kuomintang Chairman Eric Liluan Chu, Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen and People First Party Chairman James Soong will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday by Formosa Television. Each candidate will have three rounds lasting ten minutes each.
The candidates will have another chance on December 30 and January 8 also at 8 p.m., while one evening, on January 4, has been set aside for their running mates, Jennifer Wang, Chen Chien-jen and Hsu Hsin-ying respectively.
The events are organized by the Central Election Commission.
A consortium of TV stations, newspapers, a news agency and web sites has scheduled three debates where the candidates will be allowed to interact with each other and face questions from the public, experts and social groups.
Chu, Tsai and Soong will take part in debates on Sunday December 7 and Saturday January 2 at 2 p.m., while the vice presidential candidates will kick off the debates this Saturday, December 26, also at 2 p.m.
Debates and policy presentations have been a feature of Taiwan’s electoral landscape since direct presidential elections started in 1996.


Updated : 2021-09-24 11:17 GMT+08:00