Newspaper article China Post

DPP to Deliberate Carefully over Candidate for Taipei Mayoral Run

Newspaper article China Post

DPP to Deliberate Carefully over Candidate for Taipei Mayoral Run

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) consultant team for the upcoming Taipei mayoral elections announced yesterday that the party will not rush the process of choosing a candidate, as the position is one of the most important of the seven-in-one elections.

After holding its first meeting, the team decided that choosing the best candidate would require careful deliberation, and the decision should not be made hastily.

In October, the party set up negotiation groups in areas with more than one voluntary candidate and placed teams of consultants in areas short of volunteers to scout out potential nominees, but the consulting team responsible for the capital did not meet until a week after the DPP announced the first round of nominees for the elections.

Former Vice President and prospective mayoral candidate Annette Lu ([...]) pointed out that the Taipei consultant team had been slow to take action and that she expected the party management to clarify the issue of choosing a candidate. …

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