2016: Message from Taiwan after the election
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
On January 18, 2016, the Executive Committee of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) adopted a Message on the January 16 General Elections. This is the full text.
“May Taiwan become a country blessed by God”
A Message on the General Election of January 16, 2016
January 19, 2016
The PCT offers thanksgiving to God that the people of Taiwan have written a brand new chapter in the history of Taiwan through the expression of their democratic right by casting their vote this past Saturday, January 16, 2016. They elected Taiwan’s first woman president, Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, and gave the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), a comfortable 68 seats in a 113-member Legislative Assembly.
The PCT congratulates President Tsai on her election. The PCT is especially impressed by the young people’s active participation in the political campaigning and in presenting themselves as candidates. The strong showing of the New Power Party (NPP), which won all three seats it contested, represents a new vitality in Taiwan’s democratization. More importantly, the NPP with two additional at-large allocations will ensure that its voice on behalf of the youth of Taiwan will be heeded.