US Congratulates Taiwan On ‘Successul Democratic’ Election – AFP
The United States on Monday congratulated the people of Taiwan for a “succesful democratic election,” adding it sought to maintain close “unofficial” ties with the island nation.
Taiwan’s opposition nationalists, who favor closer ties with China, on Saturday won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections, boosting their party’s chances of regaining the presidency in March.
“We have seen the results and offer our congratulations to the people of Taiwan for a succesful democratic election,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, reading from a statement. [Full Text]