William Lai elected as president in Taiwan

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Kathmandu: William Lai, belonging to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has been elected as President in Taiwan on Saturday defeating closest rival Hou Yu-ih, frim Kuomintang Party.

 “Taiwanese voters have chosen pro-sovereignty candidate William Lai as their president in a historic election, cementing a path that is increasingly divergent from China.” BBC remakes.

While “Mr Lai characterised his win as a triumph of democracy,” according to BBC- ‘Beijing issued a statement after the results insisting that Taiwan is part of China’.

Lai, gaining 40 per cent of the vote, has secured a third consecutive victory for the DPP party.