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Taiwan President to Quit as Party Chief After Election Losses

Taiwan's Nationalist Party said Tuesday that President Ma Ying-jeou, who has chaired the party since late 2009, will quit the post Wednesday to atone for losses in nine mayoral and county magistrate races Saturday. The party's defeat, more severe than forecast by opinion polls, may snarl its 2016 presidential election bid and stall dialogue with China. Taiwan's chief opposition party, which picked up seven seats on Saturday, advocates more distance from China. Ma will...

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