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Tsai aiming to replace an 'incompetent' gov't

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP ) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday called for the nation's "careless and incompetent" government to be replaced by government with vision and qualified policies, while announcing that the DPP is going to make final push for the November general election.

Tsai, along with Taichung mayor candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), Nantou magistrate candidate Li Wen-chung (李文忠) and Taoyuan magistrate candidate Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦), said that the result of the general election is paramount to the people of Taiwan.

"(The election) will determine whether Taiwan is going to progress and whether its people will lead a better life," Tsai said. She urged people to support the DPP's candidates, saying that the candidates will govern the cities with their full hearts, "and once the DPP gains local political power and public support, it will be able to push the ruling party to make a difference," she said.

Tsai put forward four visions for the DPP's future local policies, namely to form a corruption-free government, to develop green industries, to reduce people's daily stress and to create an e-government, which will utilize modern digital technology to improve interaction between agencies, officials and citizens. Echoing these visions, the three candidates then proposed their policies.

Taichung mayor candidate Lin proposed that he will renew the city center, and develop three new sub-city centers. Nantou magistrate candidate Li said that instead of "development," he will promote Nantou's tourist industry through preserving its natural resources.

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