03 Jan '12, 7am

Ma leads in Taiwan presidential race: Polls

Ma leads in Taiwan presidential race: Polls

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou enjoys a narrow lead over his opponents in his bid for re-election, poll results showed on Tuesday, the last day surveys can be released ahead of the Jan 14 vote. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou enjoys a narrow lead over his opponents in his bid for re-election, poll results showed on Tuesday, the last day surveys can be released ahead of the Jan 14 vote. Mr Ma, elected in 2008 on a platform of boosting the economy, is running for a second and final four-year term against Ms Tsai Ing-wen, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and independent James Soong. Ms Tsai is vying to become Taiwan's first female president while political veteran Soong is mounting a comeback following his narrow defeat in the 2000 presidential election. Forty-four per cent of 2,011 people interviewed by the United Daily Ne...

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