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Taiwan elects ruling-party candidate strongly opposed by China  

TAIPEI: Taiwanese voters have chosen Lai Ching-te from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to be their next president, marking the continuation of a government that promoted a sovereign Taiwan and a national identity separate to China.

More than 19 million people out of Taiwan’s population of over 23 million were eligible to vote in Saturday’s polls, which saw a turnout of over 71 percent. 

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