Tsai Ing-wen took office Wednesday as DPP chairperson after a two-year break.

Speaking during a handover ceremony in Taipei, her predecessor Su Tseng-chang urged party members to support Tsai – saying she is taking on a “difficult  job.”

Tsai, who held the DPP chairmanship for two terms from 2008 to 2012, thanked Su for his work over the past two years, including his efforts to lobby against the controversial fourth nuclear power plant.

According to Tsai, although she and Su have been in competition within the party in the past, there were no doubts about their commitment to the DPP.

Tsai stepped down as DPP chair after she lost the 2012 presidential election to the incumbent Ma Yin-jeou.

She was unopposed in her recent bid to retake the DPP’s top post.


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