Tsai and Hung campaign 0.3 km apart in Keelung
The two major parties’ presidential candidates were both soliciting votes in the same area in Keelung yesterday, but did not get to see each other.
At one point, Tsai Ing-wen from the Democratic Progressive Party, was praying at the Chingan Temple, while the Kuomintang’s Hung Hsiu-chu was at the Tienchi Temple about 300 meters away.
Hung had attended a meeting of the ruling party’s Keelung chapter in the morning before going to the northern port city’s Miaokou Night Market, where the two temples are located.
Hung said it is nothing extraordinary for different candidates to visit the same area at the same time because everyone arranges his or her own schedule.
Apart from praying at the temple for the welfare of the people, Hung also tasted some delicacies at the night market.
Hung was accompanied on her Keelung trip by KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin, who is running for a legislative seat representing the port city.
Kuomintang presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu, right, greets a food stall owner at a night market in Keelung, yesterday.