[Update: Tsai Ing-wen gets re-elected as Taiwan Preisdent] Taiwanese people go for voting today to elect their next President
We have been reporting about all the news and reports regarding the presidential elections in Taiwan. It is a fact that this year’s election campaign has been nothing short of extraordinary and there have been many incidents due to this reason as well. However, we also know that it is the people of Taiwan who will vote for their president and we must remind you that today is that day. Yes, it is January 11 which means you have to go and vote for Taiwan’s next president.
Now, we have also seen that the Taiwanese presidential candidates made a last-ditch effort to convince voters that they are the right candidates for this job and people should vote for them. Also, the election candidates urged voters that they should come out and vote in numbers which is a way to strengthen the democracy of the island nation. Also, we have reports that the election results for the voting will be known as soon as by 10 pm tonight. This means that you will not even have to wait until tomorrow to know who the next president of Taiwan will be.
The Central Election Commission has announced that priority will be given to counting the presidential ballots and then the rest of the ballots will also be counted and the results will be known at the time mentioned above. As for the timings for voting, Taiwanese people will have to line up on the voting booths between 8 am and 4 pm as the voting will not be allowed after 4 pm. In 2018, we saw that people were still lining up for voting even after the 4 pm deadline which needs not to be repeated this time and CEC is taking enough measures to ensure that. The time deadline is also to ensure that the voting ends and the counting begins so as to declare the results as early as possible.
Update: Taiwan’s CEC just announced the results of 2020 Taiwan Preidential Elections and it has declared Taiwan’s current President Tsai Ing-wen as winner of elections which means she will now serve her second and final term.