Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday elected former Cabinet secretary-general Cho Jung-tai as its new chairman.
The post was vacated by President Tsai Ing-wen in November after the party suffered a string of defeats in local elections, fuelled by a backlash over her domestic reforms and deteriorating ties with China.
DPP acting chairman Lin Yu-chang said Mr Cho, a moderate consensus candidate, took 24,699 votes, or 72.6 per cent, while pro-independence rival You Ying-lung garnered 9,323 votes.
Analysts say the party leadership vote will set the tone for the run-up to next year's presidential election.
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