Ma misjudged the situation and lost everything, but he is not standing for reelection. This could pave the way for the early succession of the party’s next generation and that could be good for the KMT. However, the DPP has returned to its independence roots, while at the same time offending both the US and China. For the DPP, the last mile just turned into a marathon.
Julian Kuo is vice president of Formosa E-News.
Translated by Perry Svensson