DPP to nom­i­nate Tsai to run for pres­i­dent in 2016

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The main op­po­si­tion Demo­cratic Pro­gres­sive Party (DPP) said Tues­day that it will of­fi­cially nom­i­nate DPP Chair­woman Tsai Ing-wen ( ) as its can­di­date for the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion dur­ing a meet­ing of its Cen­tral Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee slated for the fol­low­ing day.

Af­ter the nom­i­na­tion process, Tsai will hold a press con­fer­ence to which the heads of 13 cities and coun­ties gov­erned by the party have been in­vited.

Dur­ing the press con­fer­ence, Tsai will is­sue a state­ment ex­pound­ing on the con­cepts of ac­count­abil­ity and re­spon­si­bil­ity and ways to help bring con­fi­dence back to Tai­wan, while ex­press­ing her per­spec­tive on Tai­wan’s out­look, ac­cord­ing to a party mem­ber.

Tsai reg­is­tered Feb. 15 as a con­tender in the party pri­mary for the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. The party’s Cen­tral Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee ap­proved her nom­i­na­tion sub­mis­sion Feb. 25. She is run­ning un­op­posed.

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