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Premier touts integrity in DPP TV debate

Premier touts integrity in DPP TV debate

Premier Su Tseng-chang said Friday he promised the strongest candidate to run in the 2008 presidential election on behalf of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party on grounds he is not involved in any legal disputes.
"My upright image will draw a sharp contrast with that of opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou, who is plagued by corruption charge," Su told a televised debate in Kaohsiung.
The premier added he believed a majority of Taiwan people will side with him on the sovereignty feud with China by rejecting Ma's advocacy for eventual unification across the Taiwan Strait.
Su is running neck and neck with former premier Frank Hsieh in popularity ratings but many believe he will carry the primary on May 6 as he allegedly has the backing of President Chen Shui-bian as well as the influential New Tide faction.
Su is running neck and neck with former premier Frank Hsieh in popularity ratings but many believe he will win the primary on Sunday as he allegedly has the backing of President Chen Shui-bian as well as the influential New Tide faction.
The primary Sunday will account for 30 percent of the candidates' scores with a series of opinion polls carrying another 70 percent of the weight. The DPP is slated to conduct the polls between May 9 and May 11.



Updated : 2021-05-17 19:22 GMT+08:00