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Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to try for a second term

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to try for a second term

President Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s president officially tossed his hat in the ring for a second four-year term Saturday, hoping a record of strong economic recovery and markedly improved ties with rival China will lead him to victory early next year.

After registering his candidacy with the ruling Nationalist Party, President Ma Ying-jeou said his government has “led our nation on a course of peace, prosperity and security,” noting that Taiwan’s 10.8 percent economic growth last year was its best in a decade.

Ma has no challengers within his party and will automatically become the Nationalists’ candidate in general elections slated for next January. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 18 | 4/30-5/6, World NewsComments (1)

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