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Taiwan president resigns amid tension with China: ‘Our expectations have failed’

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Tsai Ing-Wen supported closer ties with the US over Beijing

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Tsai Ing-Wen has negative results in the elections

the president of TaiwanTsai Ing-Wen, resigned this Saturday, 26, in the midst of tensions with the China🇧🇷 The head of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) made this decision based on losses in several important races in local elections and I blame the party for the negative results. “The results failed our expectations. We humbly accept the results and accept the decision of the Taiwanese people,” Tsai told reporters at DPP headquarters as he stepped down as party chief. His resignation came after opposition candidate Chiang Wan-an – a candidate who claims to be a descendant of the Kuomintang (KMT) leader who fled to the island after losing the 1949 civil war to Mao Zedong’s forces – won the mayoral race in Taipei. Estimates show that the KMT – the leader’s opposition party – won 13 of the county’s 21 mayoral and dispute chiefs seats, while the DPP only won five. Tsai Ing-Wen’s party supports closer ties with USA to the detriment of Beijing, also failed to retain mayoral seats in Taoyuan and Keelung cities, leaving just four counties and townships under its control in its traditional stronghold in southern Taiwan. Source: Dow Jones Newswires.

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