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11 Jan 2020 | 01:41 PM UTC

Taiwan: President Tsai Ing-wen wins reelection January 11 /update 1

President Tsai Ing-wen secures second term with landslide victory over Nationalist Party candidate Han Kuo-yu

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Event

President Tsai Ing-wen was reelected to a second term on Saturday, January 11, after receiving 57.2 percent of the vote. Han Kuo-yu of the Nationalist Party, which maintains close relations with China, garnered 38.6 percent of votes. Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party also won a majority in parliament. 

Advice

Individuals in Taiwan are advised to monitor the situation, avoid public political demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions by local authorities and their home governments.