Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won a second term with a landslide victory Saturday’s election over her opponent, Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang (KMT) who has since conceded defeat.
Tsai, in her victory speech, said: “I would like to thank everyone who voted today regardless of how you voted.
With each presidential election I want to show the world how much we value our democratic way of life and how much we value our nation, the democratic republic of Taiwan.”
Tsai claimed 57% of the vote with ballots counted at 96% of polling stations, according to Taiwan’s Central Election Commission.
Han came in second with 38%, while People’s First Party chairman James Soong took 4%.