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DPP's Tsai Ing-wen declares victory in presidential race

2016/01/16 20:51

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday declared victory in Taiwan's presidential election, before the final ballot count was announced.

As of 8:50 p.m., Tsai had 6.74 million votes or 56.2 percent against 3.71 million or 30.9 percent for her main rival, Eric Chu (朱立倫) of the ruling Kuomintang, according to local media.

(By Christie Chen; click here for the full coverage of the elections.)ENDITEM/sc