- Taiwan has re-elected its female president, Tsai Ing-wen, for a second term as she won with a landslide victory of 8.2 million votes
- With the landslide victory, she was able to secure 57% votes over her rival, Han Kuo-yu, who is very pro-China
- Tsai has never believed in having a close relationship with China, telling the country to abandon its threat that it would reclaim Taiwan
Taiwan has made history in its politics as it on Saturday, January 11, re-elected its female president, Tsai Ing-wen, for a second term.
BBC reports that she won the election by a landslide as she polled a record winning of 8.2 million votes to defeat her rival, Han Kuo-yu.
It should be noted that Ms Tsai is very much against a close tie with China, one of the things that differentiate her policy from Han.
Han, on the other hand, believes that a close relationship will bring about many economic benefits. During her winning address, the president-elect told China to abandon its threat that it would take Taiwan back.
She said, with the re-election, the nation has shown the globe that it really values its democracy. Another thing worthy of note is that China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since the end of the Chinese war, saying it would take it back by force if necessary.
"Peace means that China must abandon threats of force against Taiwan. I also hope that the Beijing authorities understand that democratic Taiwan, and our democratically elected government, will not concede to threats and intimidation,” a part of her speech said.
The same media gathered that though the economy was on the high during her presidency, the reverse has been the case for exports and wage growth.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kemi Badenoch, a Nigerian-born British politician of the Conservative party was re-elected as MP for Saffron Walden.
She won the election by a landslide with a whopping number of 39,714 votes to defeat her opponent Liberal Democrat Hibbs who scored 12,120. Others who contested for the seat are Labour's Tom van de Bilt and the Green Party's Coby Wing who scored 8,305 and 2,947 votes respectively.
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