January 11, 2020 / 12:58 PM / 11 days ago

Taiwan opposition candidate admits defeat in presidential election

Kuomintang party's presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu admits defeat in presidential election in Kaohsiung, Taiwan January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan opposition candidate Han Kuo-yu conceded defeat on Saturday in the island’s presidential election, offering his congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen for winning re-election.

Han made the comments to supporters in the southern city of Kaohsiung, where he is mayor.

Reporting by James Pomfret; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Alexander Smith

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