Taiwan: William Lai, who’s the winner of the elections | EUROtoday

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The very arduous work of presidency of Taiwan begins by the chief of the ultra-independent wing of the DPP William Lai Ching-te, 64 years outdated, nephrologist with a grasp’s diploma from Harvard, member of parliament since 1999, prime minister from 2017 to 2019 and, till at present, deputy of the outgoing president Tsai ing-wen.

Flanked by quantity two Hsiao Bi-kim, the successful ticket with a big majority of votes, for the Beijing nomenklatura they’re simply a few harmful extremists.

Lai’s stronghold of energy, Tainan, within the south of the nation the place he has been mayor since 2010, has not betrayed him. Lai has been capable of play his playing cards by tickling the standard inclination of the southern constituencies in direction of independence from mainland China and from there he’ll discover the ministers who’re most trusted by him.

On May 20, the date of his inauguration, there isn’t a manner that the brand new president will cite the 1992 Consensus, the cornerstone of relations between Beijing and Taipei till 2016, the 12 months of the defeat of the nationalist Kuomintang occasion.

Those who combat for autonomy can not cite the One China precept reiterated on the finish of the 12 months by Chinese President Xi Jinping for whom reunification is a historic necessity with a date, 2049, the centenary of the start of the People’s Republic of China.