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2020 Election: Regional preferences likely to decide elections: analysts

Staff writer, with CNA

Chang Yu-tzung (張佑宗), head of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) Department of Political Science, said that many voters are also disappointed with Han’s performance in his first year in office, which has hurt their confidence in him.

However, NTU political science professor Wang Yeh-lih (王業立) said that voters would hold the government accountable for its performance when voting for president.

The KMT’s Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) overwhelmingly defeated the DPP’s Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) in 2008, as voters were disgruntled after a series of corruption scandals during the administration of the DPP’s Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), he said.

It was the same in 2016, when Tsai beat Chu after Ma’s lackluster performance during his time in office, Wang said.

The public’s dissatisfaction with Tsai’s performance over her nearly four years in office might give the KMT an advantage in the upcoming presidential race, he said.

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