Kuomintang supporters at a rally ahead of the election in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on November 19. Photo: Reuters
Kuomintang supporters at a rally ahead of the election in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on November 19. Photo: Reuters
John F. Copper
Opinion

Opinion

John F. Copper

Messy Taiwan politics means KMT’s return to power is far from assured

  • Despite the KMT’s big wins in the local elections, the presidential poll is a year away and there are doubts about the party’s forerunner candidate in a wide field that could spring spoilers
  • Other factors include US-China tensions, economic worries and Tsai Ing-wen’s attempts to improve cross-strait relations after DPP’s election losses

Kuomintang supporters at a rally ahead of the election in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on November 19. Photo: Reuters
Kuomintang supporters at a rally ahead of the election in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on November 19. Photo: Reuters
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