Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou wins political support from US leaders. Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected as Kuomintang (KMT) chairman, with over 90 per cent of the vote. But the euphoria has vanished with recent public outcry over the death of an army conscript. According to reports, sass protests over the death of army conscript, Hung Chung Chiu, was a sign of trouble for President Ma.
Taiwan losing confidence in President Ma Ying-jeou after regained presidential seat. According to reports several American politicians expressed their support for Taiwan after meeting on Monday with President Ma Ying-jeou, who is in New York on a stopover before heading to Taiwan’s four Caribbean allies and Paraguay.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said after meeting Ma at his hotel that there is a strong feeling of support for Taiwan and the people of Taiwan in the U.S. Congress.
“I think what’s very important about it, it’s bipartisan supported by the U.S. Congress. It’s a bipartisan feeling. I know President Obama feels that way too. We will make sure that will continue,” Engel said.
Ma first won the presidency by 58.45% of the popular vote in the presidential election of 2008, and was re-elected in 2012 with 51.6% of the vote.