Taiwan elections: China factor favours incumbent Tsai Ing-wen and DPP

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TAIPEI - While the cross-strait relationship has always loomed large in Taiwan's elections, particularly its presidential poll, it is now affecting the fortunes of the two major parties in different ways than in the past.

The China factor had been the Achilles heel of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) because voting for its candidates was seen as voting for less stability in the Taiwan Strait.

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