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Posted: Saturday 13 January, 2024 at 10:16 AM

Breaking News: Lai Ching-te elected as Taiwan’s new President

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- FOLLOWING elections today (Jan. 13), the people of Republic of China Taiwan elected the territories Vice President Lai Ching-te as its new president, to lead for the next four years 


    According to reports out of Taipei, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a third term through Ching-te victory. Candidates from the opposition parties, Ko Wen-je and Hou Yu-ih both conceded shortly after the results came out. 


    Ching and the DPP won at least 40 percent of the vote, and it is understood that the victory would send a blow to neighbouring China which has been fueding with the DPP 


    China has been seeking to take full control of the territory and has been blocking a number of efforts for it to join international organisations. But a number of allies, including St. Kitts and Nevis, have been pushing for Taiwan's inclusion within international bodies isuch as the United Nations.


    The United States media has described Ching-te as being seen as a “troublemaker” in the view of China. 


    He will assume office on May 20.


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