TAIPEI -- Candidates for November's islandwide local elections in Taiwan on Nov. 24, began filing paperwork on Monday. The vote will serve as a litmus test for the next presidential election, scheduled for 2020.
It is certain to be a tough race for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, with President Tsai Ing-wen's administration losing support. Voters appear unhappy about infighting in the party and growing pressure from China. Despite its travails, however, the DPP's biggest rival, Kuomintang, has yet to capitalize.