Tai­wan’s leader re­signs as party chief

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - News -

The pres­i­dent of Tai­wan re­signed as leader of her party Satur­day night af­ter the party suf­fered stun­ning lo­cal elec­tion de­feats to the pro-China op­po­si­tion in Taipei.

The is­land na­tion’s vot­ers de­liv­ered a re­buke to Pres­i­dent Tsai Ing­wen’s rul­ing Demo­cratic Pro­gres­sive Party in elec­tions con­test­ing more than 11,000 seats from city may­ors to neigh­bor­hood war­dens. The re­sults have given the pro-China Kuom­intang a new lease on life, and a po­ten­tially strong chal­lenger to Tsai in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion 14 months away. Tsai ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the losses and re­signed.

Tsai Ing-wen

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