21 Apr '11, 11am

Taiwan's DPP lets public choose its presidential candidate: TAIPEI : Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

Taiwan's DPP lets public choose its presidential candidate: TAIPEI : Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

TAIPEI : Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is letting the public decide who will be the party's candidate in the presidential election by holding an island-wide poll next week. The pro-independence party hopes the new nomination process will increase its chances of victory against the ruling Kuomintang (KMT). Some Taiwanese will receive a phone call from the DPP from April 25. They will be asked to take part in a survey, which will decide who will be the best presidential candidate for the DPP. This is the first time the DPP is letting the general public pick its presidential contender. Some 15,000 Taiwanese across the island will be polled by telephone, regardless of their political association. Cheng Wen Tsan, a DPP spokesman, said: "Support for each of the three DPP candidates will be compared to President Ma Ying-jeou. And whoever receives the most public sup...

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