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Tsai Ing-wen’s chances of being re-elected as Taiwan’s president received a boost as one of Taiwan’s most senior China-friendly politicians appears set to enter the election, potentially sapping votes from the main opposition candidate.

People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong has decided to make a fourth run for Taiwan’s top office, the Taipei-based Liberty Times reported Monday, citing people it did not identify. A Soong campaign would likely hurt Kuomintang candidate Han Kuo-yu’s chances of unseating Tsai, since he and Soong both draw support from voters who favor eventual unification with China.

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