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Taiwan > National > Presidential Election
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) claimed a resounding victory over the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), winning both the presidency and a majority in the Legislature with more than 60 seats of the total 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan.
 
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appears to be more flexible than the first person from her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to win the presidency, Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), a former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Sunday.
 
Scholars have voiced mixed opinions about the direction of ties between Taiwan and China after the victory of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in Saturday's election.
 
Taiwan's smaller political parties again showed clout in the national election, with the 1-year-old New Power Party (NPP) taking votes from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and the People First Party (PFP) competing head-on with the Kuomintang (KMT).
 
Governments around the world have congratulated President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on her winning the presidential election and praised the development of democracy in Taiwan.
 
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said Saturday he has tendered his resignation to President Ma Ying-jeou and will not accept any attempt to have him remain in his post.
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Taiwanese teenage entertainer Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) has no need to apologize for holding a Republic of China national flag on a Korean TV show, an act that drew anger from mainland China, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Saturday.
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Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌), a first-time candidate and chairman of the newly formed New Power Party (NPP, 時代力量), defeated veteran Kuomintang (KMT) incumbent lawmaker Lee Ching-hua (李慶華) in the 12th electoral district in New Taipei Saturday to gain a seat in the Legislative Yuan.
 
A 16-year-old teenage celebrity stole the show near polling day, stirring up angry sentiments that likely propelled more people to vote in favor of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), known to take a more skeptical stance on maintaining cozy relations with Beijing.
 
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) became the majority in the Legislature for the first time in party history, ousting the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) whose seats were almost halved in the parliamentary elections yesterday.
 
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