Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen stepped down as the head of her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), taking responsibility for losses her party suffered, losing many seats during Taiwan’s midterm elections to the opposition party, the Kuomingtan (KMT).

President Tsai Ing-Wen’s term as president ends in 2024, but she resigned from her position as her party leader.

DPP lost 16 counties, and KMT gained 13 cities and counties, including four of the six special municipalities.

According to Taiwan political analysts, the loss suffered by the DPP is attributed to several factors.  Some factors cited include overly negative campaigning by some DPP candidates, slowing export orders, high inflation, and growing joblessness.

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