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 المتنافسون على الرئاسة في تايوان infographic
Graphic shows contenders for Taiwan’s presidential election.


المتنافسون على الرئاسة في تايوان

By Duncan Mil

November 17, 2023 - January 13, 2024 - قرر حزبا المعارضة الرئيسيان في تايوان، في الانتخابات الرئاسية المقرر إجراؤها في 13 كانون الثاني، التعاون معًا، مما قد يمهد الطريق لعلاقات أكثر سلاسة مع بكين.

The decision to unite Hou Yu-ih, presidential candidate for the Kuomintang (KMT), and Ko Wen-je of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) on a joint presidential ticket follows a KMT visit to Beijing on November 2-5.

Taiwan’s Mirror Media reported the Beijing trip by the KMT’s Hsiao Hsu-tsen on Wednesday (November 15), sparking speculation that Beijing is behind the KMT-TPP joint presidential ticket deal.

On Wednesday, the KMT and TPP announced that a panel of three experts will assess opinion polls from November 7-17. The result will decide which candidate stands on the joint ticket as the presidential candidate.

Vice-President Lai Ching-te of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to name Taiwan’s envoy to the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim, as his running mate on November 20. Beijing has denounced Lai as a separatist.

Billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, Terry Gou, and his running mate Tammy Lai have also Terry Gou have also qualified for Taiwan’s presidential election,

Besides Gou and Lai, none of the other nine campaigns passed the threshold to make it onto the ballot.

The deadline to register presidential candidacies is November 24.

PUBLISHED: 17/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images