As it happens: Taiwan 2024 presidential election results

Taiwan and the world are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of a closely-watched presidential and legislative election which could significantly impact regional and global stability, while shaping the island’s relations with China for years to come.

Some 20 million Taiwanese were eligible to vote in today’s polls, to choose their next leader and legislators.

In the presidential race, it is a three-cornered fight between Mr Lai Ching-te of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Mr Hou Yu-ih of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and Dr Ko Wen-je of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP).

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