Tsai Ing-wen
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Taipei: Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen secured a landslide second term election victory with 57 per cent of the vote, official figures showed late Saturday.

The final tally from the Central Election Commission showed Tsai with a record-breaking 8.2 million votes - 1.3 million more than her 2016 win.

Her nearest rival, Han Kuo-yu from the China-friendly Kuomintang party, racked up 39 per cent while independent candidate James Soong won four percent.