Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat

Taiwan elections: Tsai Ing-wen re-elected as president as rival Han Kuo-yu concedes defeat
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term on Saturday with a victory over Han Kuo-yu, in an election that had been cast as a referendum on the island’s approach to Beijing.Tsai, from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), had been a hot favourite to see off the challenges of Han, from the mainland-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) party, and James Soong Chu-yu, from the People First Party.Han conceded defeat, saying he had called called Tsai to congratulate her and said he…