Tsai said, adding that her re-election would make the nation’s already well-performing economy, as well as its senior and childcare services, even better.
If the DPP does not win a legislative majority, it would be difficult for it to advocate policies and reforms, so it needs the help of all voters, she added.
With the whole world watching whether Taiwan would compromise on or uphold its sovereignty, everybody must safeguard the nation by casting the right votes, Tsai said.
Tsai also made policy pledges, saying that budgetary limits on childcare would be increased to NT$100 billion (US$3.32 billion) and that an additional NT$60 billion would be channeled to the “Long Term Care 2.0” plan to ensure better services for elderly people.
The burden on the younger generation would be alleviated this way, allowing them to focus on improving the economy, she added.
Tsai later shared the stage with former premier William Lai (賴清德), her running mate, and six DPP legislative candidates at a rally in Tainan to boost morale in the party ranks.
The rally was attended by more than 150,000 people, the DPP said.