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Taiwan goes to the polls as China, US look on

Taiwanese voted on Saturday for their next president and parliament, an election being closely monitored by China and the United States as they look for stability in the region at a time of political transition for both superpowers.
Opinion polls suggest the presidential race will be tight. But a slight advantage is seen for incumbent Nationalist Ma Ying-jeou, 61, who has fostered warmer ties with China, over Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).Voters queued up in orderly lines in Taipei and other cities island-wide after polls opened at 8:00 a.m. (0000 GMT).
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