January 16, 2016 / 11:45 AM / 3 years ago

Taiwan premier resigns after party's election defeat

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Premier Mao Chi-kuo resigned on Saturday following the defeat of his ruling Nationalist Party in the island’s presidential election, the Cabinet said.

The resignation is pro forma in Taiwan for a ruling party when it loses a major election.

Reporting by J.R. Wu and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Nick Macfie

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