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DPP reaches decision on candidates

PULL TOGETHER At the DPP’s National Convention yesterday Tsai Ing-wen called for party unity over the nominations for the municipality elections at the end of the year

By RICH CHANG  /  STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

Yu said he was not aware of any plans on Hsieh’s part to run for the DPP chairmanship, but added that every party member has the right to make a bid for the post.

Yu said it would be natural for Tsai to seek re-election, as she has gained widespread support among DPP members after leading the party to victories in the recent legislative by-elections and local mayor and councilor elections.

However, DPP Policy Committee chief executive Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said there could be no meaningful discussion of the chairmanship issue until the incumbent reveals her intentions.

Ker said he expected Tsai would make her position clear after the Feb. 27 legislative by-elections. If she wants to seek re-election, no one could justifiably challenge her, he said.

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