Taiwan Elects First Female President

With approximately 56% of all votes, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Leader Tsai Ing-wen has been elected as Taiwan’s first female president.

In her victory speech, Tsai vowed to preserve the status quo in relations with China and emphasized that both sides of the Taiwanese Strait have a responsibility to find mutually acceptable means of interaction that are based on dignity and reciprocity. She also promised that Taiwan would contribute to peace and stability in the region.

Tsai had a total of 6,894,744 votes (56.12%) of the votes.

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