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Third Candidate in Taiwan Hurts Ruling Party’s Campaign

Taiwan’s ruling political party, which is known for its conciliatory stance toward old rival China, is lagging in the polls ahead of January’s presidential election. Now the party’s candidate faces a new threat as a third contender who also favors friendly ties with Beijing stands to take away votes. When Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party nominated as its candidate for president, she was already behind in opinion surveys. Her party had lost support last year as youth groups protested the...

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