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Kaohsiung mayor wins opposition party's nomination for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election - media

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Kaohsiung mayor wins opposition party's nomination for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election - media
FILE PHOTO: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks during a forum in Taipei, Taiwan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu   -   Copyright  TYRONE SIU(Reuters)
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TAIPEI (Reuters) – The mayor of Taiwan’s southern port city Han Kuo-yu on Monday won the opposition party’s hotly contested nomination for the 2020 presidential election, domestic media said.

Several newspapers said Kaohsiung mayor Han beat other four contenders in a national tally for the China-friendly Kuomintang’s (KMT) primary race, including the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, Terry Gou.

The self-ruled island is set to hold its presidential election in January amid heightened tension with China, which considers it a wayward province and has never ruled out the use of force to return it to the fold.

(Reporting By Yimou Lee; editing by Richard Pullin)