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Taiwan: Thousands of DPP supporters rally as election results announced01:19

Taiwan: Thousands of DPP supporters rally as election results announced

Taiwan, Province of China, Taipei
January 16, 2016 at 18:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party gathered in Taipei, Saturday, in anticipation of the country's presidential election results.

Supporters held banners reading "I am Taiwanese and I stand for Taiwan's independence" and "Taiwan is not a part of China."

Later during the rally it was announced that the Democratic Progressive Party's Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan's first female president. Tsai Ing-wen won with around 60 percent of the vote, ahead of her rival Enric Chu, leader of the Kuomintang of China (KMT), who ended in second place with around 30 percent.

59-year-old Tsai Ing-wen is the first female to be elected as President of Taiwan. She ran for the New Taipei City mayorship in the November 2010 municipal elections, when she was defeated by another former vice premier and current rival in this election Eric Chu (KMT).

Taiwan: Thousands of DPP supporters rally as election results announced01:19
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Thousands of supporters of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party gathered in Taipei, Saturday, in anticipation of the country's presidential election results.

Supporters held banners reading "I am Taiwanese and I stand for Taiwan's independence" and "Taiwan is not a part of China."

Later during the rally it was announced that the Democratic Progressive Party's Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan's first female president. Tsai Ing-wen won with around 60 percent of the vote, ahead of her rival Enric Chu, leader of the Kuomintang of China (KMT), who ended in second place with around 30 percent.

59-year-old Tsai Ing-wen is the first female to be elected as President of Taiwan. She ran for the New Taipei City mayorship in the November 2010 municipal elections, when she was defeated by another former vice premier and current rival in this election Eric Chu (KMT).

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