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Presidential, legislative poll set tentatively for Jan. 14

2011/04/21 17:58:38

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) January 14, 2012 has been selected as thedate for the next presidential and legislative elections, pendingapproval by the Central Election Commission (CEC) , its ChairwomanChang Po-ya said Thursday.

"At a meeting with local election commissions, it was decidedthat Jan. 14 would be the best date," Chang said "However, it mustbe approved formally by the CEC."

Thursday's meeting with the local commissions came after the CECannounced Tuesday that the legislative and presidential electionswould be held simultaneously next year and that two dates -- Jan. 14and Jan. 21 -- were being considered.

(By Angella Tsai and Lilian Wu)
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