Published: 09:28, November 27, 2022 | Updated: 14:19, November 27, 2022
Spokesperson: Taiwan's local polls show voters want peace
By Xinhua

The photo shows Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, China's Taiwan. [Photo / VCG]

BEIJING - The results of the local elections held in Taiwan Saturday revealed that the mainstream public opinion in the island is for peace, stability and a good life, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said.

The mainland will continue to work with people of Taiwan to promote peaceful and integrated development of cross-Straits relations, contribute to the wellbeing of people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, firmly oppose "Taiwan independence" and foreign interference, and strive for bright prospects for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.

Tsai Ing-wen announced her resignation as the chair of the DPP late Saturday, to take responsibility for the party's performance in Taiwan's local elections

Zhu made the remarks when commenting on the results of Taiwan's local elections.

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Among the elected 21 county and city chief posts, the Chinese Kuomintang party won 13 seats, the Democratic Progressive Party landed five, the Taiwan People's Party landed one while the rest two went to independent candidates, according to the island's election affairs authority.

The election for the mayor of Chiayi City was postponed.

The elections also chose county and city councilors, and township and village leaders.

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Tsai Ing-wen announced her resignation as the chair of the DPP late Saturday, to take responsibility for the party's performance in Taiwan's local elections.