Taiwan’s leader resigns as party chief
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.