Taiwan president welcomes rejection of four referendum initiatives
By Matthew Strong
18 December 2021
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) welcomed the rejection of four referendum initiatives by voters Saturday (Dec. 18), though she emphasized there had been no winners and no losers.
Her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) had called on voters to say “no” to all questions, while the Kuomintang (KMT) took the completely opposite line. In the end, none of the initiatives attained the necessary minimum of 4.95 million “yes” votes to pass, and none saw supporters outnumbers “no” voters.
At a short news conference Saturday evening, Tsai said the day’s events had been a choice for international participation, for energy transformation, and for the environment, CNA reported.