ISLAMABAD, Pakistan

Vote count has begun for Taiwan’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Millions of voters took part in the polls, local media reported.

Unofficial results show that incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen is maintaining a lead over main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu and People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong, daily Taiwan News reported

Tsai is running for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with ex-premier William Lai as her vice-presidential running mate.

Earlier on Saturday morning, a total of 17,226 polling stations across Taiwan opened at 8 a.m. local time and closed at 4 p.m. Each voter

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