Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president-elect, right, and Chen Chien-jen, vice president-elect, left, lwave to supporters after delivering her victory speech in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Taiwan opposition leader Ing-wen rode a tide of discontent over everything from China ties to economic growth to become the island's first female president and secure a historic legislative majority for her Democratic Progressive Party. Photographer: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Tsai Ing-wen; Chen Chien-jen ORG XMIT: 600236675

Pioneers of politics: Tsai Ing-wen joins Asia’s growing list of women who lead their countries

An historic election result in Taiwan elevates Tsai Ing-wen to the pantheon of Asian women who became their nation’s leader. We look at nine nations across Asia who also voted in women to lead them.

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Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's president-elect, right, and Chen Chien-jen, vice president-elect, left, lwave to supporters after delivering her victory speech in Taipei, Taiwan, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Taiwan opposition leader Ing-wen rode a tide of discontent over everything from China ties to economic growth to become the island's first female president and secure a historic legislative majority for her Democratic Progressive Party. Photographer: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Tsai Ing-wen; Chen Chien-jen ORG XMIT: 600236675
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