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Tsai urges voters to back Lai at official campaign HQ opening

10/21/2023 05:52 PM
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President Tsai Ing-wen (left) pose with Vice-President Lai Ching-te at the official opening of Lai's presidential campaign headquarters in Taipei. CNA photo Oct. 21, 2023
President Tsai Ing-wen (left) pose with Vice-President Lai Ching-te at the official opening of Lai's presidential campaign headquarters in Taipei. CNA photo Oct. 21, 2023

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) "Lai Ching-te (賴清德) is the best prepared and most suitable candidate to continue leading Taiwan," President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said of her deputy and Democratic Progressive Party presidential nominee on Saturday.

Tsai made the comments at the official opening of Lai's campaign headquarters in Taipei, urging voters to support the incumbent vice president as well as candidates fielded by the DPP in the upcoming legislative election.

According to Tsai, visitors coming to the campaign headquarters will learn that Lai not only cares deeply about Taiwan but also has a good understanding of the nation's industries, ranging from tech to pastry and hairdressing to sports.

The headquarters was designed with the theme of Lai's favorite sport, baseball, and displays images and other content highlighting the various field trips the VP has made across Taiwan over the past few months.

Describing the location of the headquarters, which also served as Tsai's campaign headquarters in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, as a "blessed place," Lai said he hoped to win the January election and continue developing Taiwan based on the foundation built by Tsai.

Lai is currently the front-runner in the presidential race in most opinion polls, while the other three contenders continue to explore the possibility of running a joint opposition ticket.

The three are the main opposition Kuomintang's Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜), the Taiwan People's Party's Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), and independent Terry Gou (郭台銘).

(By Teng Pei-ju)

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