CALD Resolution No. 1 S. 2016

January 19, 2016 7:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

CALD Resolution No. 1 S. 2016


CALD resolution congratulating the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of Taiwan for winning the Presidential and Legislative elections in Taiwan and for committing towards a transparent, accountable, and democratic government

The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD):

Noting that Dr. Ing-wen Tsai, the first female presidential candidate, won with 6,894,744 votes (56% of the total votes) and that the DPP won the majority with 68 seats;

Aware that the election results is a historic first for the DPP – winning the Presidential candidacy and securing a majority in the Legislative Yuan;

Mindful that despite the relatively low voter turnout, the electoral process was peaceful and efficiently administered by the Election Commission;

Aware that the next steps of the DPP as a ruling party is crucial in order to put political polarization behind to strengthen the emergence of “New Politics” in Taiwan;

Optimistic that the DPP administration will refer to the voice of the people as it revisits and drafts reform-oriented and people-centered policies;

Confident that the liberal principles of human rights, rule of law, and democracy will continue to serve as guideposts in establishing a strong foundation for the new government;

Echoing Dr. Tsai’s message to the international community that “democracy, as a value, is deeply engrained in the Taiwanese people” and that the new administration will work hard to maintain peace and stability in the region, establish a framework to discuss major policies with main political parties, build the people’s trust in the government, and participate in international cooperation efforts;

Hereby:

Welcomes the results of the 2016 Taiwan Elections;

Commends the people of Taiwan for respecting and upholding the right to suffrage and for peacefully administering the transfer of power from one governing party to another;

Strongly believes that DPP will work hard to achieve its campaign promises and will continue to focus on its commitments to the cause of democracy;

For the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats:

Oyun Sanjaasuren, MP

Chairperson

Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats

19 January 2016

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