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DPP could name presidential candidate on April 15: reports


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opposition Democratic Progressive Party could nominate its chairwoman, Tsai Ing-wen, as its candidate in next year’s presidential election as early...full story
updated 2015-01-27 03:28 PM
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DPP could name presidential candidate on April 15: reports

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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