Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses suffered by her party.
Tsai offered her resignation and said it was a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters.
She said she will shoulder the responsibility as she had hand-picked candidates in Saturday’s elections.
voters in Taiwan overwhelmingly chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island in an election Saturday in which lingering concerns about threats from China took a backseat to more local issues.
Writing by Marian Benjamin