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Taiwan's Tsai seeks comeback with cabinet reshuffle

Facing pressure, president chooses political heavyweight for premier

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday reshuffled her cabinet following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's heavy losses in local elections in November last year. The move is aimed at strengthening party unity ahead of the next presidential election, which could come as soon as early 2020.

The prospects for Tsai's administration, however, remain murky. The ruling party is divided and the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang, the largest opposition party, is winning over voters.

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