Newspaper article China Post

Tsai's Running Mate Choice to Have Impact on KMT: Wang

Newspaper article China Post

Tsai's Running Mate Choice to Have Impact on KMT: Wang

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen's pick of running mate from a family with a strong political influence in Kaohsiung will have some impact on the Kuomintang's (KMT) election campaign in the southern city, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said yesterday.

"That will be unavoidable," said Wang when asked to comment on whether Tsai's picking of Chen Chien-jen as running mate would undermine the KMT's campaign in Kaohsiung.

The KMT speaker, who also hails from Kaohsiung, said he has very close personal ties with Chen's father, former Kaohsiung County Government administrator Chen Hsin-an, but when it comes to elections, they are serving their own respective parties.

Wang's remarks came several hours before Tsai's office confirmed that Chen will be on her presidential ticket. …

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