Congressman Lowenthal Congratulates The People Of Taiwan On Successful Election

January 21, 2016
Press Release
I extend my congratulations to the people of Taiwan on the occasion of successful elections for President and the Legislative Yuan this past Saturday. The peaceful transfer of power and robust political debate speak to the strength of democracy and basic freedoms in Taiwan.

In holding successful elections that will see power shift to the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan has demonstrated its continued commitment to democracy. At the same time, Taiwan remains an economic leader in Asia, demonstrating how a free and open society goes hand-in-hand with prosperity and development.

I congratulate Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her historic election as Taiwan's first woman President. In the coming years, I look forward to working with the new President and her administration in order to continue and strengthen our deep economic, cultural, and strategic partnerships.