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Taiwan presidential field swells as Foxconn founder eyes run

Competitive primary season awaits both ruling and opposition parties

Terry Gou could join a crowded field of presidential hopefuls for the January election.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The Foxconn founder's possible candidacy in the presidential race has further muddied Taiwan's electoral landscape less than nine months before the vote to select the next leader who will contend with such challenges as economic disparity and an increasingly aggressive Beijing.

As economic frustration erodes support for President Tsai Ing-wen, a number of candidates in the opposition and her own party are joining the presidential race slated for January.

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