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Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as Taiwan president, to declare as the 15th President of Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen now re-elected as the 15th Preaident of Taiwan after a wide margin lead over KMT opposition Han Kuo-yu. Tsai took an early lead in vote counting for a presidential election and never looked back.

While official counting was still underway, preliminary results showed Tsai had secured more than 57% of the votes, compared with 38 per cent for Han and about 4 percent for Soong of the total 98% of votes.

Tsai Ing-wen was known who takes a tough stance towards Beijing. It regards the self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory, a claim rejected by Tsai’s administration.

This year’s elections have been dominated by issues of national sovereignty, democracy and the relationship between Taipei and Beijing amid accusations of mainland interference in Taiwan and the ongoing protest in Hong Kong.

Taiwan counts a total of more than 19 million eligible voters, 19,311,105 to be precise. The president will be sworn in May 20, while elected legislators will be sworn in Feb. 1.



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