Presidents Help Keelung Mayoral Candidates Campaign 基隆戰況太膠著 馬英九.蔡英文投入戰局

Both the KMT and DPP are playing the "presidential card" in the Keelung mayor election. KMT candidate Hsieh Kuo-liang and former President Ma Ying-jeou campaigned together.  Meanwhile, President Tsai Ing-wen campaigned with DPP candidate Tsai Shih-ying for two consecutive days. 


Hsieh Kuo-liang, KMT Keelung Mayoral Candidate: “We will surely win tomorrow.”

The election has entered the final sprint. KMT Keelung mayoral candidate Hsieh Kuo-liang and former President Ma Ying-jeou joined together, shouting "victory is within reach." They also campaigned together greeting voters on the streets. DPP Keelung mayoral candidate Tsai Shih-ying once again campaigned with Keelung mayor Lin Yu-chang on the morning of the 25th. Regarding Hsieh's comment that his opponent should not play weird tricks at the end of the campaign, Tsai responded by saying it is very inexplicable that Hsieh doesn't others to smear him when Hsieh himself has already smeared others.

Tsai Shih-ying, Keelung Mayoral Candidate (DPP): “My opponent has been doing a lot of smearing and he continues to smear. Then after his smearing is over, he tells us not to smear. I'm really baffled. Everyone knows. During this past period, many KMT candidates have had problems.”

Hsieh emphasized that he did not specifically refer to any political party or candidate. He also said that every candidate has an obligation to uphold democracy.

Hsieh Kuo-liang, Keelung Mayoral Candidate (KMT): “I wasn't targeting any specific candidate or political party. But I think every candidate has an obligation to Keelung and Taiwan to uphold democracy and make it more stable.”

The KMT is not the only one playing the presidential card. The DPP also sends former Vice President Chen Chien-jen and then President Tsai Ing-wen to Keelung to help build momentum. Both the KMT and DPP have raised this contest to the "presidential level," making the Keelung election more intense. Candidates must collect the most votes in the final hours of the campaign. Who will win in Keelung? The result will be announced on the 26th. 
 

 

選戰進入最後衝刺,國民黨謝國樑和前總統馬英九合體,喊出勝利在握,還一起合體掃街,拉抬在地選情。而民進黨蔡適應25日一早則再度跟基隆市長林右昌一起拜票,對於謝國樑拋出選戰最後時間各陣營不要出怪招,蔡適應說,對手抹黑完還要大家不要抹黑,很莫名其妙。

民進黨基隆市長候選人蔡適應說道:「我的對手一直做很多抹黑的事情,到現在還在繼續抹黑,然後抹黑完之後,叫我們不要抹黑,我真的莫名其妙。大家都知道,過去這一段時間以來,國民黨提的很多候選人,就是有問題。」

謝國樑強調,沒有特別指哪個政黨或是哪個候選人,還說維護民主,每個候選人都有義務。

國民黨基隆市長候選人謝國樑指出:「沒有特別指是哪一個候選人或哪一個政黨,但我認為,每個候選人都有這子樣的義務,讓我們基隆,讓台灣的民主,更加的穩定跟安定。」

不過不只藍營打出總統牌,綠營蔡適應上午會先由前副總統陳建仁輔選,下午總統蔡英文則會再到基隆幫忙造勢。藍綠都把戰線拉高到總統層級,讓基隆選戰更加白熱化。選戰最後一哩路,候選人要催出最多的選票支持,基隆將由誰執政,結果待26日投票揭曉。