Taiwan's municipal elections: Tsai Ing-wen pays price for failing to live up to hype

President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) speaks to reporters after casting her vote in local elections at a polling station in Taipei. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's bid for a second term is in doubt after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) crushing setback in Saturday's (Nov 24) local elections.

Analysts say she will have to focus on boosting the economy in the remaining 18 months of her term to revive her political future.

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