- Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide win in the elections as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign.
- She became the first woman leader to be handed over the second term.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen declared a landslide victory in Saturday’s election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign. She became the first woman leader to serve the nation as the president for the second term.
Ms.Tsai announced her win as thousands of supporters cheered and waved flags outside her party headquarters with the ongoing vote count.
“Taiwan is showing the world how much we value our free, democratic way of life and how much we value and respect our nation,” she told the reporters.
Her competitor, Han Kuo-yu pf Kuomintang party conceded defeat shortly beforehand. The declared results showed Tsai was of 8 million votes.
The central Election commission was still counting votes when she declared, but Han knew couldn’t bridge the gap.