Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen wins 2nd term with record-breaking support
In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen has won
reelection with a record number of votes in what’s being called a stingin rebuke of China.
President Tsai won in a landslide on Saturday with 57 percent of the vote and a record-breaking
8-point-2 million ballots. Her main rival, Han Kuo-yu, of the China-friendly
Kuomintang, got 39 percent. Tsai said the results were a response to Taiwan’s
sovereignty and democracy being threatened. It’s a blow to mainland China, which sees
Taiwan as its own and has been ramping up economic and military pressure on the island
in a bid to convince voters to support pro-China politicians.