Taiwan opposition leader lodges presidential bid


TAIPEI: The leader of Taiwan’s Beijing-skeptic main opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, on Sunday lodged her bid to stand in a 2016 presidential vote she is tipped to win after a landslide victory in November. Tsai called for Taiwan to “consolidate its sovereignty” as she formally registered to become the Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for next year’s vote, for which she is likely to stand uncontested. The 58-year-old party chairwoman failed to unseat incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party when she ran against him for the top post in 2012.



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