By Kathrin Hille in Taipei
January 10, 2008
If Taiwan’s warring political parties agree on anything, it is that 2008 will mark a political watershed.
Both the ruling Democratic Progressive party and the opposition Kuomintang see the presidential election scheduled for March 22 as a crucial moment for the island, which this year will bid farewell to Chen Shui-bian, the outspoken president who has been an irritant in relations with both Washington and Beijing.
….this Saturday’s parliamentary election, in which the KMT is expected to win a majority of seats in a reconstituted legislature, might prove more meaningful for Taiwan’s future.