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Taiwan elections

Five things to know about Taiwan elections

Tsai seen as favorite, but legislative vote adds twist amid US-China tensions

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, left, and Han Kuo-yu, the presidential candidate from the opposition party, Kuomintang. (Photos by Ken Kobayashi and Akira Kodaka)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan will elect its next president on Saturday. The decision by voters will shape the island's relations with China for the next four years.

Political observers say incumbent Tsai Ing-wen is favored to win reelection, but there could also be a twist in the legislative election taking place on the same day.

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