By: Ko Lin
Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been ranked as the 40th most
powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine in its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women released Dec. 4.
This was the first time in three years that Tsai fell out of the top 20, after ranking 17th on the list in 2016 when she took office and 15th in 2017.
Describing Tsai as the first female leader of Taiwan, the magazine noted she had only 14 months left to win back voters in 2020 after her ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was defeated by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in local government elections in November.
Taiwan will hold its next presidential election in early 2020. [FULL STORY]