Taiwan’s President Tsai quits as ruling birthday party boss after poll setback

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrives to cast her vote for the local elections in New Taipei City, Taiwan, 24 November Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Tsai Ing-wen (centre): “We let down all our supporters”

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen says she is quitting as leader of the governing Democratic Modern Birthday Party (DPP) after mayoral election defeats.

“Our efforts were not sufficient and we let down all our supporters,” she said.

Taiwan’s media record that the pro-independence DPP is likely to lose nearly half the THIRTEEN cities and counties it received in 2014.

Taiwan’s relations with China have deteriorated due to the fact that Ms Tsai got here to power in 2016.

Beijing has refused to take care of her as a result of she does not know an agreement reached among the 2 aspects in 1992 that all sides are part of one China.

That has heightened army rigidity, ended in a loss of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies and hurt the economy, the BBC’s Cindy Sui in Taipei says.

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On Saturday, Taiwan used to be also vote casting in a referendum on whether or not to change into an Asian first and legalise gay marriage.

Its best court has ruled in favour of same-intercourse marriage, giving parliament years to amend rules or pass new ones.

But preliminary results recommend that the island voted towards the amendment.

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