‘Captain Taiwan’ President Tsai launches local election campaign

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By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen launched her party’s campaign for November local elections on Sunday, touting the island’s economic resilience in the face of global challenges like the war in Ukraine and inflation. While Tsai and her ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) swept the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, the main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) made strong gains in 2018 elections for mayors and councillors. Introduced as “Captain Taiwan” at the DPP’s annual congress, Tsai told the party the post-pandemic era was full of challen…

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