The latest polls show incumbent Tsai Ing-wen on course for victory in Taiwan’s presidential election next month. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan’s minor political parties could play a major role in upcoming elections

  • Crowded race for the legislature could skew victory chances for independence-leaning DPP and mainland-friendly KMT
  • Latest poll shows Tsai Ing-wen on course for a second presidential term, on the back of an anti-Beijing campaign
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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The latest polls show incumbent Tsai Ing-wen on course for victory in Taiwan’s presidential election next month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.