President Tsai Ing-Wen, who is critical of China, wins by a clear margin. Younger people in particular voted for her – also because of the situation in Hong Kong.
Remains in office: election winner Tsai Ing-Wen Photo: ap
At nine o’clock in the evening local time, President Tsai Ing-Wen appears before the international press. Even though the vote count is still in full swing at this point, the 63-year-old’s clear election victory is already clear. Nevertheless, the progressive politician chooses a cautious tone. On the substance, however, she is clear: "The election result shows that we Taiwanese reject the ‘one country, two systems’ principle of China’s head of state Xi Jinping. I hope that the Beijing government understands that we will not cave in to threats and intimidation."