DPP to nominate chairwoman to run for president in 2016 - Focus Taiwan

DPP to nominate chairwoman to run for president in 2016

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Tuesday that it will officially nominate DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) 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.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao)ENDITEM/J

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