14 Jan '12, 10am

Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou claims presidential win, Tsai concedes defeat

Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou claims presidential win, Tsai concedes defeat

Taiwan's President and presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou waves to supporters after casting his ballot in Taiwan's presidential elections Saturday, Jan 14, 2012, in Taipei, Taiwan. -- PHOTO: AP TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou was ahead on Saturday in his bid for another four years as the island's leader, with an estimated 50 per cent of votes counted, according to unofficial TV tallies. Mr Ma was leading his main challenger Ms Tsai Ing-wen by over seven percentage points after half of the expected turnout of roughly 14.5 million votes had been counted, TVBS and other main news networks reported. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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