2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election

July 19, 2015 9:03 AM

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TAIPEI--The top two political parties in Taiwan have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with political rival China.

Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on July 19 picked Hung Hsiu-chu, a former teacher and current deputy legislative speaker, to run in the January election. The candidate supportive of friendly relations with China will run against Tsai Ing-wen, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman ...

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