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Tsai faces challenge

Published : Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 65

TAIPEI, July 15: A populist mayor who favours closer ties with Beijing was named on Monday as presidential candidate for Taiwan's main opposition party as it looks to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen in upcoming elections.
Han Kuo-yu won the primary for the Kuomintang (KMT), comfortably seeing off a challenge from Taiwan's richest man, billionaire Foxconn founder Terry Gou.
His victory sets up an unpredictable clash as Taiwan goes to the polls in January in a contest that will be dominated by relations with China.    -AFP



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