Pan Xinchuan (1st from right), chairman of the Nanshi Party Committee of the Democratic Progressive Party, supported the reform of party affairs.

The picture shows Vice President Lai Ching-teh (2nd from right) running for the party chairman's symposium held in Tainan on January 14.

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[Reporter Hong Ruiqin/Tainan Report] Chairman Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party presided over the local party committee meeting for the first time yesterday. Pan Xinchuan, the chairman of Nanshi City, said in an interview today (9) that the meeting will start at 4 p.m. After the meeting, the tea ceremony lasted until 10:00 pm. The 6-hour "marathon" battle meeting showed Chairman Lai's determination and confidence in reforming party affairs.

Pan Xinchuan said that during the meeting, Chairman Lai emphasized supporters' ardent expectations for the reform of the DPP, and hoped that the local government would cooperate in the promotion, regain supporters' confidence in the DPP, and jointly protect Taiwan's democratic values.

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Regarding Lai Qingde's special request that the local party department check the situation and basic background information of the legislative constituencies within its jurisdiction, and submit a report within one month, Pan Xinchuan said that the municipal party department will start public opinion collection and situation analysis, and submit a report as scheduled to benefit the Party Central Committee Analysis reference.

Pan Xinchuan said that Chairman Lai also reiterated in the meeting that there is no "incumbent priority" in the 2024 legislative election. Even if the incumbent legislators have high voices and good reviews, they still have to compete fairly to join the primary election. Public opinion is the most important thing, and "democracy is the decision of the people" .

Pan Xinchuan believes that in the past, the power of the party's nomination mechanism was placed on the Central Committee and the Central Executive Committee. Having a place to provide analysis reports to the party center is more conducive to the orientation of public opinion, so that the party center can have a basis for judgment when discussing nominations.