KMT Ma has won a second term
KMT Ma 51 percent
DPP Tsai 46 percent
PFP Soong 2.8 percent
the victory means a continuation of close ties with China and Taiwan.
The results for the third party were lower than pre election polls. The closeness of the election likely drew away voters.
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou maintained a lead over rival Tsai Ing-wen in the last opinion polls permitted before presidential and legislative elections.
Last pre-election Poll from Dec 28-Jan 2
KMT Ma 44 percent
DPP Tsai 36 percent
PFP Soong 7 percent
Publishing opinion poll results is banned during the 10 days leading up to an election, according to the Central Election Commission. Exit poll results can’t be published until voting stations close at 4 p.m. on Jan. 14.
Other polls showed a tighter race and that turnout would be the key. Higher turnout is to KMT Ma's advantage Today's weather has been good which will help turnout.
More than 200,000 businessmen have returned from China to vote in the close election. The businessmen would be pro-KMT. The KMT is encouraging stronger ties to China which is a boost for business and the economy.
10:00 PM PST Jan 13 is 2:00 PM Jan 14 Taiwan time
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