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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice-president William Lai won over 8 million landslide victory


As the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) that cast more than 8 million votes which set a new record since direct presidential elections began in 1996, while more than 2.5 million ahead of Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu.

The ex-Premier William Lai was the vice-presidential running mate of President Tsai, they had received 8,170,186 votes or 57.13 percent, based on final result from the Central Election Commission (CEC). They totally broke the record of 7.23 million votes established by KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou in 2008.

Who is Vice-president William Lai?
Lai Ching‑te, also known by his English name William Ching‑te Lai, is a Taiwanese politician. He served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2010, and as Mayor of Tainan from 2010 to 2017, prior to taking office as Premier of Taiwan.

His political party is the Democratic Progressive Party is a Taiwanese nationalist and liberal political party in Taiwan. Controlling both the Taiwan Presidency and the unicameral Legislative Yuan, it is the majority ruling party and the dominant party in the Pan-Green Coalition.

Lai served as premier in the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen from Sept. 8, 2017 until Jan. 14, 2019, when he stepped down after the DPP suffered a series of brutal defeats to the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in last November’s regional elections.
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