Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigns as party leader after local elections 

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party after its poor performance in local elections. 

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The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) won several important races on Saturday, including in the capital Taipei. 

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The vote attracted global attention as Taiwan becomes a major geopolitical flashpoint between China and the United States. 

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President Tsai framed the election as a vote for democracy amid rising tensions with China. 

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"The election results were not as expected... I must take full responsibility and immediately resign as president of the DPP," Ms. Tsai, who remains president of the autonomous island, told reporters. 

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The Chinese government views Taiwan as a breakaway province that will later become part of it. 

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But many Taiwanese consider it independent island with its own governance and democratic system into separate.

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