12 Jun '11, 9am

Taiwan president kicks off re-election campaign: The Kuomintang party is expected to formally nominate Ma for th...

Taiwan president kicks off re-election campaign: The Kuomintang party is expected to formally nominate Ma for th...

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou on Sunday launched his campaign for re-election in January presidential polls, pledging more reforms on the island. Ma came to power in 2008 on a platform of wiping out corruption, ending the eight-year rule of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led by then president Chen Shui-bian. Chen is currently serving a 17-year jail term in a prison in northern Taiwan for two convictions of bribery, and in April parliament passed a bill paving the way to setting up an anti-corruption commission. Ma, also the leader of the ruling Kuomintang party, is standing for a second and final four-year term, and said the vote would decide the fate of the measures taken so far. "As you can see, various reforms have been going on the past three years, and we must not let this come to a halt abruptly," the 60-year-old at the ope...

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