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KMT ‘battle-ready’ after hanging first campaign billboard

By Jake Chung  /  Staff Writer, with CNA

Campaign billboards featuring President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) — the party’s ticket for January’s presidential election — were erected at Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) headquarters in Taipei yesterday, with spokesperson Lai Su-ju (賴素如) saying that the party’s headquarters was now in “combat mode.”

The billboards can be seen hanging down on the side of the escalators leading to the lobby on the first floor.

The KMT headquarters is in a building shared with other companies and the sides of the escalators on the first floor are valued as the best location for advertisements in the building.

Lai said KMT headquarters would adjust the pace of its campaigning as the election heats up and change its billboards accordingly.

The KMT would not overlook any location that could be used for campaigning, Lai added, noting that the unveiling of the billboards was just the latest campaign launched by the party.

The hanging of the Ma-Wu campaign billboards demonstrates that the party is in a “battle-ready” mind-set, Lai added.

The billboards erected yesterday shows two different pictures. The left side of the escalator shows both Ma and Wu in suits giving a thumbs up with a slogan saying: “Another four years, Taiwan will go further.”

The billboard to the right of the escalator shows Ma and Wu in white polo shirts with the slogan: “Taiwan Cheers, Great (台灣加油讚),” holding hands to symbolize unity and another slogan which reads: “Keep going forward and Taiwan will triumph.”

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