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Unhappy Voters Shake Up the Ruling Party in Taiwan

Nov 27, 2018 | 22:17 GMT
Kuomintang candidate Ting Shou-chung campaigns for the post of mayor of Taipei on Nov. 11, 2018.

Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung campaigns for the post of mayor of Taipei on Nov. 11. He narrowly lost to the independent mayor, Ko Wen-je. The KMT made big gains on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party in the islandwide vote on Nov. 24.

(CHRIS STOWERS/AFP/Getty Images)

While relations with the mainland played a part in the elections, voter dissatisfaction with the island's ailing economy most likely led to the defeat of the Democratic Progressive Party....

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