Tsai wins in symbolic constituency

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/16
By: Justin Su and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate

Another polling station in Taipei.

Another polling station in Taipei.

Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) emerged Saturday as the winner in Jiande village in New Taipei’s Yingge District, a constituency seen as predicting the outcome of the election.

Tsai won 191 votes there, outnumbering the Kuomintang’s Eric Chu (朱立倫), who gained 100 votes, and People First Party candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜), who garnered just 59 votes. There were four invalid votes.

There are 481 eligible voters in the village, with the turnout rate standing at 73.59 percent.

By vote share, Tsai swept 54.6 percent of the votes, Chu 28.6 percent and Soong 16.9 percent.     [FULL  STORY]

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