The Marshall Islands’ new president David Kabua (left) is congratulated by Jeffrey Shengzhong Hsiao, Taiwan’s ambassador to the Marshall Islands, on Monday. Photo: Twitter

Marshall Islands’ new president David Kabua likely to keep diplomatic ties with Taiwan

  • Kabua, a son of the nation’s founding leader, beat incumbent Hilda Heine in a parliament vote by a count of 20 votes to 12, with one abstention
  • He is seen as a ‘steady’ leader who is likely to maintain the Pacific nation’s status quo with Taiwan, observers say
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The Marshall Islands’ new president David Kabua (left) is congratulated by Jeffrey Shengzhong Hsiao, Taiwan’s ambassador to the Marshall Islands, on Monday. Photo: Twitter
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