Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections are drawing worldwide attention, as several foreign delegations, as well as more than 210 journalists, are to observe the voting results, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Three delegations from Europe — a four-member legislative delegation from Sweden, a five-member legislative delegation from Ireland and a five-member delegation of academics from Denmark — are to observe the elections, Department of European Affairs Deputy Director-General Ko Liang-jui (柯良叡) told a news briefing in Taipei.
There would also be several groups from the US and other countries, she said, but added that the ministry could not provide a list at the moment.
Separately yesterday, US Senator Rick Scott said on Twitter that “Taiwan’s election is vital to the continued fight for human rights & freedom in the region.”
“Allowing Communist China’s influence to spread will only open more doors for oppression. We must stand with our brothers & sisters in #HongKong & #Taiwan,” he wrote.