Tsai Wins Taiwan’s Presidency, Captures Legislature in Landslide

  • Opposition chief elected as island's first female leader
  • China policy, stagnant economy sapped support for KMT

Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president-elect, center, waves to supporters after delivering her victory speech in Taipei.

Photographer: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg

Taiwan opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen rode a tide of discontent over everything from China ties to economic growth to become the island’s first female president and secure a historic legislative majority for her Democratic Progressive Party.

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