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Taiwan nationalists celebrate vote victory

January 13, 2008
by Susan Stumme

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan‘s nationalists on Sunday celebrated their landslide win in legislative elections, setting their sights on the race to succeed President Chen Shui-bian, who headed in defeat to Guatemala.

Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party supporters watch fireworks ...
Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Party supporters watch fireworks celebrate the party’s win of more than two thirds in the legislative elections in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
(AP Photo/Wally Santana)

The nationalist Kuomintang (KMT), which favours closer ties with China, and its smaller allies captured a total of 86 seats in the new 113-member parliament, to just 27 for Chen’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

A humiliated Chen, who had spearheaded the DPP’s parliamentary campaign, immediately stepped down as chairman….

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