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Taiwan premier resigns after electoral setback to ruling party

  • 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”.

     

     

    Tagged as: Taiwanese, premier, Jiang Yi-huah, Taipei mayor, China, KMT party, Ma Ying-Jeou, Ko Wen-je, Sean Lien, world news