Taiwan premier resigns after electoral setback to ruling party
November 30 , 2014
Taiwanese premier Jiang Yi-huah has resigned after an independent candidate was voted as the Taipei mayor in a setback to the pro-China ruling KMT party.
Meanwhile, president Ma Ying-Jeou has announced that his cabinet would soon be reshuffled.
Ko Wen-je, a doctor, who has the support of the opposition Democratic Progressive party, got 57.1% votes. KMT’s Sean Lien took 40.8% of the vote.
After the victory Ko said it was “time for the people to rule”.