US Congratulates Taiwan On ‘Successul Democratic’ Election – AFP

From 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]

January 14, 2008, 5:34 PM
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