Taiwan's 2020 presidential election was won by Tsai Ing-wen, excerpting a speech from two candidates.
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On January 11th, the 2020 presidential election officially ended, with Tsai Ing-wen and Lai Ching-de, the DPP's nominees and vice-presidential candidates, winning by nearly 8.17 million votes (57.3 percent) and becoming the highest-voting candidate in the history of the democratically elected president, according to the CEP. South Korea's Yu and Zhang Shanzheng, the KMT's nominees for president and vice-presidential candidate, lost by more than 5.1 million votes (38.4%).
The current President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected and gave a speech at an international press conference, excerpts of which are as follows.
Tsai Ing-wen Speech: Whoever votes is a practice of democratic values
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Friends of domestic and foreign media reporters, thank you for your waiting.
First of all, I would like to thank the voters who came out to vote today, no matter who they voted for, for the practice of democratic values. With every presidential election, Taiwanese are telling the world how much we cherish the way we live in democracy and freedom, and how much we cherish our country, Taiwan.
I would also like to pay tribute to Mayor Han and President Song and complete this journey of democracy with me. I will start my next term with all the constructive criticism of me during the election process, and even if the political parties take different positions, I believe there will be room for co-operation.
Today, the people of Taiwan have voted to keep the Democratic Progressive Party in power and maintain a majority in The National Assembly, a result that represents the right direction for the last four years, for the ruling party and for our legislative caucus.
I would like to thank every supporter who voted for the British and German candidates. Thank you for choosing the values of democracy and progress and the path of reform and solidarity.
I would also like to assure you that I will never forget to reflect on my victory, that we have achieved in the past four years, but there are shortcomings. The people of Taiwan are willing to give us another four years, and we will do more than enough, too late to do, do better and more.
In the future, we will continue to build a better country with better social care, more comprehensive infrastructure, a more competitive economy, and an international employment and school environment. We will push ourselves, the Government must be efficient, reform must continue to be promoted, the region must continue to develop in a balanced way, the gap between the rich and the poor must continue to improve, and of course we will continue to strengthen our national security and safeguard our sovereignty.
In my second term, my team and I will work even harder over the next four years. This election has received unprecedented international attention, and there are many international media present today, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank international friends for their attention and support for Democracy in Taiwan.
This election shows that the people of Taiwan hope that the international community will see our adherence to democratic values, respect our national identity and give Taiwan fair treatment in international participation. Taiwan, the Republic of China, is an indispensable member of the international community, and we are willing to actively cooperate with all countries to share responsibilities, share prosperity and maintain peace and stability in the region, so for each country, Taiwan should be a partner, not an issue.
The results of this election reveal the importance of the fact that when our sovereignty and democracy are threatened loudly, the people of Taiwan will shout our insistence with greater voice. Over the past three years or so, the Government has kept the bottom line of sovereignty and is willing to maintain healthy exchanges with China, and in the face of China's cultural and military scares, we have maintained a non-provocative and non-aggressive attitude so that there has been no serious conflict between the two sides.
However, China is pressing Taiwan to come close and put forward a one-country, two-system Taiwan proposal, asking Taiwan to make concessions on sovereignty and swallow unacceptable terms. In the face of China's attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan has no choice but to continue to strengthen its democratic defense mechanisms and build a defense force capable of safeguarding the security of the Taiwan Strait.
In particular, I would like to stress that my commitment to peace and stability in cross-Strait relations will not change, but both sides have a responsibility to work to ensure peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Today I would like to make another sincere appeal for peace, reciprocity, democracy and dialogue, these eight words are the key to the resumption of positive cross-strait interaction and long-term stable development, and the only way to bring people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits closer together and benefit each other.
Peace means that the other side must renounce the threat of force against Taiwan.
Equinical, that is, both sides do not deny each other's existence of the fact.
Democracy means that the future of Taiwan is decided by 23 million people.
Dialogue means that both sides can sit down and talk about the future development of relations.
I also hope that the Beijing authorities can understand that a democratic Taiwan and an elected government will not be subject to threats and intimidation, and that mutual respect and positive interaction between the two sides are in line with the interests and expectations of each other's people, and that the outcome of this election is the clearest answer.
Finally, I would like to say that the election is over, that all the conflicts in the electoral process should end there, and I hope that all the supporters, never have anything to do to stimulate their opponents, we will embrace each other. To defeat this country's plight, all must unite under the banner of democracy.
I thank every partner who has worked side by side for the past four years, especially these people around me, who have more responsibilities on our shoulders, more tasks ahead of us, and who will never fail the people who voted for us today, starting tomorrow.
On the other hand, South Korea Yu also made a speech of defeat to the applause of supporters, the full text of the excerpt is as follows:
South Korea's Yu said: In any case, tomorrow, or hope to see a united Taiwan
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Please calm down a little, I know everyone's mood is very emotional, I also know that the mood at home and abroad is very excited, we must calm down.
I have just called President Tsai Ing-wen to congratulate her that she has been given the latest mandate from the people for the next four years. Taiwan's most precious democracy, freedom and rule of law are our treasures, and since the people of the Republic of China have made their decision, we will certainly abide by the results of the elections.
I can only say that my personal efforts are not enough, to live up to everyone's expectations of me, and then, please, with all the people on the scene, together to encourage things, in any case, tomorrow, or hope to see a united Taiwan, regardless of all walks of life, mountainside cape, in their own posts to work hard.
The world's favorite Taiwan is that we Taiwan people, we must work hard to move forward, the world will not wait for Taiwan, we should stand on our own two feet, here to call on President Tsai Ing-wen, the next four years of government authorization, can really create a happy, happy and happy life for the people of Taiwan, I think, this is our participation in democracy, should have the mind and grace.
After the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, no matter who you support, win or lose, we expect Taiwan to continue to move towards a democratic and free future.