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Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence Prez as 'worried' China watches

The results will be closely watched in China, which has ramped up pressure on President Tsai Ing-wen and her administration since taking office in 2016

Reuters  |  Taipei 

Taiwan began voting on Saturday in local elections, a key test of support for the island's pro-independence ruling party ahead of presidential polls in just over a year, and will also hold a referendum on same-sex marriage. The results will be closely watched in China, which claims self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan as its own and which has ramped up pressure on President Tsai Ing-wen and her administration since taking office in 2016. In the run-up to the election, Tsai and her government have repeatedly said China is attempting to sway election results with its ...

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First Published: Sat, November 24 2018. 08:36 IST
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