January 11, 2020 / 12:19 PM / 17 days ago

Taiwan President Tsai set to win re-election

FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen smiles as she arrives to cast her vote at a polling station during general elections in New Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is set to win re-election on Saturday, with figures from the election commission showing her leading her main opponent by more than two million votes with more than 86% of votes counted.

Tsai is expected to hold a news conference in Taipei shortly.

Reporting by Yimou Lee and Ben Blanchard. Editing by Jane Merriman

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