Pro-US, anti-China candidate wins Taiwan’s presidential election.

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Pro-US ruling party candidate Lai-Ching-ti won Taiwan’s presidential election with 5.6 million votes.

Before the election, China had asked the US not to interfere in Taiwan’s election, and it said it was a choice between war and peace.
Because of Lai’s pro-US and pro-Taiwanese independence stance, the Chinese administration did not like him and strongly opposed him.

Lai said in a conference before the election: “Taiwan will continue to walk side by side with democracies from around the world … through our actions. The Taiwanese people have successfully resisted efforts from external forces to influence this election.”

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Lai: “We congratulate Dr. Lai Ching-te on his victory in Taiwan’s presidential election. We also congratulate the Taiwan people for once again demonstrating the strength of their robust democratic system and electoral process,”

The speaker of the US House of Representatives announced that a congressional delegation intends to visit Taiwan in May; “I am hopeful that the United States and Taiwan together will continue to promote the principles of liberty, opportunity and security for all freedom-loving countries and our partners in the Indo-Pacific,” Mike Johnson wrote on X.

Beijing-based China expert and columnist Francesco Sisci pointed out that Taiwan’s parliament is now dominated by a split majority of two opposition parties who are “looking for a new engagement with Beijing.”

He argued that “neither side wants to push the situation further,” referring to the relations between Taiwan and mainland China.

Lai won the election but his party lost majority in parliament, he succeeded with only 40% of the votes and now the position of opposition parties in parliament will be strengthened.

Experts attribute this great Loss to the ruling party’s 8-year tenure in power. During which, the rulling administration were not being able to control inflation, not increasing salaries and some other reasons.

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