대만의 집권여당인 민진당의 셰창팅 의장이 지난 22일 총통선거에서의 패배를 인정하고 의장직에서 사임한다고 밝혔습니다.
셰창팅 의장은 국민당의 마잉주 후보 보다 득표율에서17% 포인트 뒤져 총통선거에서 패했습니다. 민진당은 지난 1월에 치러진 총선거에서도 국민당에 패했습니다.
마잉주 총통 당선인은 선거운동 기간동안 중국 본토와의 관계 개선을 기치로 내걸었습니다.
The head of Taiwan's ruling party says he will step down after his overwhelming loss in last Saturday's presidential elections.
Democratic Progressive Party chief Frank Hsieh announced his resignation today (Wednesday) during a meeting of senior party officials in Taipei. He called his defeat by Nationalist Party candidate Ma Ying-jeou a personal setback.
Hsieh lost to Ma by 17 percentage points in Saturday's poll. His loss is the second major electoral setback for the DPP this year. The party lost January's legislative elections to the Nationalists.
Ma campaigned on a platform of better ties with mainland China.
Taiwan and China split during a civil war in 1949. Beijing considers the self-ruled island part of its own territory, and has threatened to attack if it makes moves toward formal independence.