Taiwan’s election has presented a familiar victory with the return of the DPP and a fundamental shift in the political landscape with the rise of the TPP.
Taiwan People’s Party
Taiwan’s presidential elections this Saturday will be a three-way race between Lai Ching-te (DPP), Hou Yu-ih (KMT), and Ko Wen-je (TPP).
If Taiwan’s pro-independence DPP stays in power, Chinese leader Xi Jinping may feel he has no choice but to force the issue of reunification.
Taiwan’s elections center on managing cross-strait relations with China, amid concerns of Beijing’s influence.