DPP chairmanship by-election scheduled for Jan. 6

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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) / CNA file photo

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) / CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will hold a by-election on Jan. 6 for a chairperson to replace President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who stepped down from the post in the wake the party's defeat in the Nov. 24 local government elections.

The Jan. 6 date was decided Wednesday at a meeting of the party's Central Executive Committee, according to DPP spokesman Johnny Lin (林琮盛).

Lin said registration for the by-election will be held Dec. 10-14, and the candidates' qualification will be screened by the committee Dec. 19.

Those selected to compete for the party chairmanship will be expected to make a live television presentation of their policies Dec. 30, he said.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Shih Hsiu-chuan)

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