Taiwan’s Ancien Regime Poised to Return

KMT chief Ma Ying-jeou Driven by President Chen Shui-bian’s unpopularity, allegations of corruption in his family and associates, worsening cross-strait relations and the flight of capital and talent, Taiwan’s Kuomintang, driven from power eight years ago, are favorites to take a two-thirds majority in Parliament after the island’s electors choose a new legislature Saturday.

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