East Asia Watch

Tsai Ing-wen's mixed fortunes heading into Taiwan polls

She is likely to win Jan 11 presidential election, but the outlook remains uncertain as her party could lose its majority

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What a difference a year makes.

Just over a year ago, President Tsai Ing-wen hit rock bottom in the approval ratings at 24 per cent and had to resign the chairmanship of her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to take responsibility for its poor showing at local elections.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2020, with the headline Tsai Ing-wen's mixed fortunes heading into Taiwan polls. Subscribe