Sixteen years is enough to turn a young man into a grey-haired senior citizen. Coupled with the eight years under former President Chen Shui-bian, that is what we will have had by the end of President Ma Ying-jeou's second term. Both Chen and Ma have been roundly criticized as being incompetent.
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