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    Taiwan to See First Female President 

    The election isn’t until January. But with the nomination of Hung Hsiu-chu as the presidential candidate from Taiwan’s ruling party, a female victory is now a sure thing — her opponent from the Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai Ing-wen, is also a woman. Both women, notably, aren’t from powerful families, one of the standard routes to political power for women in Asia.  Whoever wins the presidency six months from now, she’ll become the first woman to head a society in the modern Republic of China.

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