Taiwan Presidential Election Today's vote “Distance to China” is the biggest issue January 6 at 6:26
In Taiwan, a presidential election is held every four years on the 11th. As the distance from China becomes the biggest issue, whether the ruling and DPJ President Tsai Ing-wen, who has a strong stance on China, will be re-elected, or South Korea, the largest opposition party and Kookmin Party, who is taking a harmonious position, will take power The focus is on getting back.
In Taiwan, the presidential election following the expiration of the term will be held on the 11th, and in effect, the ruling and Democratic Party President Tsai Ing-wen and the mayor of Kaohsiung in the south and the largest opposition and Kookmin Party Korea Yu, South Korea, are in dispute. Has become.
President Tsai, who has a strong stance on China, and Mr. Han, who has a reconciled position, have a fierce election with China's policy as the main issue, and the two sides hold a large rally on the night of October 10 to appeal their last appeal. I did it.
Among them, President Tsai gave a speech in Taipei, reminding that China is applying the “one country, two system” implemented in Hong Kong and aiming for a unified Taiwan in the future. He has rejected the “one country, two system” for the people of Taiwan. Despite external threats, he has continued his efforts to strengthen Taiwan, ”he called for support for re-election.
On the other hand, Mr. Han said, "Under the DPJ administration, relations with the Chinese continent have cooled more than ever. Taiwan in the future must change and let's move forward together." He called for the resumption of government.
The Taiwan presidential election will be voted on at 9:00 am Japan time and will be voted on the same day.
About Tsai Ing-wen
President Tsai Ing-wen, 63, is the current member of the ruling and democratic parties seeking re-election.
As a scholar who specializes in law and is from Taipei City, China and Taiwan, announced by the former Nationalist of the KMT in 1999, have been drafting the so-called "bilateral theory" of "special relations between countries." I was involved.
Then, in 2012, she ran for the presidential election as the DPJ's first female leader, and lost to KMT Ma Ying-jeou, but last time she beat the KMT candidate in the 2016 presidential election and became the first female I was elected President.
Cai President does not accept the principle of "one China," the Chinese side is claiming, in last year January, Xi Jinping Jintao of China, the Taiwan unification of the future through the "one country, two systems" that are carried out in such as Hong Kong When he showed his aim, he strongly opposed it, saying, "I will never accept it."
In addition, Hong Kong's continued protests have heightened the level of caution in China in Taiwan, and President Tsai has taken a strong stance on China, restoring the sluggish approval rating.
About Korea Yu
Korea's largest opposition party, the KMT, is 62 years old.
He was born in the current northern Taiwan city of New Taipei City and served as a member of the legislature and a representative of the fruit and vegetable market. In November, he was elected to the mayor of Kaohsiung City, the southern part of the Democratic Party, where the Democratic Party was based.
He was noted as an unconventional politician with a light and easy-to-understand tone, and in the adult election, he made full use of SNS and other means to gain popularity not only in Kaohsiung City but throughout Taiwan.
Less than a year after taking office, he announced his candidacy for this presidential election, and the KMT has been selected as the party's official candidate for the highest rating among those who have nominated himself. .
Mr. Han, who emphasizes economic relations with China, visited China as the mayor of Kaohsiung and made a top-selling sale of fruits and other products, highlighting his achievement in signing a huge contract.
Even in the election campaign, he argued that the administration of Tsai Ing-wen refused to worsen relations with China and depressed the economy, appealing for improved relations between China and Taiwan, and argued that active economic exchange would lead to the growth of Taiwan's economy. You.
Change in turnout
The turnout of the presidential election in Taiwan has been in the 60% to 80% range since the first direct vote in 1996.
In particular, the 2000 presidential election, the first changeover from the KMT to the DP, recorded a record 82.69%.
Since then, the turnout has continued to decline, with the last election in 2016, when President Tsai Ing-wen was first elected, hitting a record low of 66.27%.