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2012 ELECTIONS: Lin Ruey-shiung leaves for Bhutan to find ‘happiness’

Staff Writer, with CNA

People First Party (PFP) vice presidential candidate Lin Ruey-shiung (林瑞雄) embarked on a four-day trip to Bhutan yesterday, with the hope of bringing back peace and happiness.

Conflicts between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ahead of the Jan. 14 presidential and legislative elections are making people anxious, Lin told a press conference at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

By visiting Bhutan before the polls, Lin said he hopes to ease voter anxiety by bringing back good will, peace and happiness.

Constant fighting between the KMT and the DPP over the past two decades has left Taiwan worse off, Lin said, adding that people should vote according to their conscience and cast their ballots for someone who can solve the nation’s problems.

He said he was certain his running mate, PFP Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜), would win the presidential election.

Prior to his departure, Lin also commented on a remark by Evergreen Group chairman Chang Yung-fa (張榮發) in support of the so-called “1992 consensus” on Tuesday, saying it was an indication that Chang supports Soong.

Calling Soong an “old friend,” the 84-year-old Chang declared his support for the consensus on Tuesday, saying he does not support denials of the consensus.

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