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Politics

Opposition's Tsai capitalizes on public frustration

Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen (center) is chipping away at the ruling Nationalist Party's power base.

TAIPEI -- Opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen appears to be heading to an easy victory in Taiwan's Jan. 16 presidential election, drawing on discontent with the current government and avoiding anti-mainland rhetoric to open a 30-point lead over her Nationalist Party rival.

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