Taiwan after the elections: what next?

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Series Details No.7, February 2016
Publication Date 12/02/2016
ISSN 2315-1129
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On 16 January 2016, the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a double victory over the ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT). DPP candidate Tsai Ing-wen was elected president with 56% of the vote, and for the first time the party won a majority in the Legislative Yuan – Taiwan’s parliament – with 68 of the 113 seats.

Taiwan’s foreign policy will remain highly dependent on the evolution of cross-strait relations, as well as US-China relations. But much uncertainty remains over Tsai’s ‘China policy’, the adjustment of Beijing’s own strategy and the overall evolution of cross-strait relations in the coming months and years.

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ESO: Background information: Taiwan’s Political Landscape Ahead Of Elections http://www.europeansources.info/record/taiwans-political-landscape-ahead-of-elections/

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