Second presidential debate

01/02/2016 01:50 PM
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(Photo courtesy of Sanlih E-Television)
(Photo courtesy of Sanlih E-Television)

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Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) The second and last televised debate among the three presidential candidates scheduled ahead of the Jan. 16 election will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The debate will be broadcast by Sanlih E-Television, one of the nine media sponsors of three debates agreed upon by the candidates, including one among the vice presidential candidates on Dec. 26.

The three presidential candidates -- Eric Chu (朱立倫) of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and James Soong (宋楚瑜) of the People First Party (PFP) -- will begin the debate with opening statements.

They will then answer questions selected from a list proposed by the public before questioning each other.

The debate will end with each of the candidates making a final statement.

Apart from Sanlih, the media outlets behind the debates include the Central News Agency, the United Daily News, the China Times, the Liberty Times, the Apple Daily, Public Television Service (PTS), Google and Watchout.

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