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Tsai wins in symbolic constituency

2016/01/16 18:25:01

Another polling station in Taipei.

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

Because the electorate structure in Jiande village is similar to that of the entire nation, the distribution of votes in the village has shown similar results to that of the entire nation in past elections. In the last presidential election in 2012, there was less than a 1 percent difference between the outcome in Jiande and nationwide.

(By Justin Su and Y.F. Low; click here for the full coverage of the elections.)
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