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Taiwan's Tsai bleeding support as key policy goals falter

Massive blackout gives black eye to effort to wean off nuclear energy

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took office calling for independence both from China and from nuclear energy, but both those goals have run into trouble.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Already saddled with plunging public support over a failure to deliver on key pledges, last week's mass blackout likely only added to the woes facing President Tsai Ing-wen and her government.

Opposition lawmakers laced into Taiwanese premier and Tsai top aide Lin Chuan for the blackout Monday in parliament, saying there was a clear shortage of electricity and demanding to know what the administration would do about it.

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