Taiwan opposition party OKs leader's resignation
Taipei: Taiwan's main opposition party says it has accepted its chairwoman's resignation following her defeat in weekend Presidential Elections.
The Democratic Progressive Party approved Tsai Ing-wen's resignation at a Monday meeting. Tsai will stay on until the end of February while her successor is selected.
President Ma Ying-jeou was re-elected on Saturday, overcoming a strong Tsai challenge.
During the campaign Tsai adopted a more moderate posture than many pro-independence DPP partisans, insisting she wanted to work with China and would not roll back the economic agreements Ma signed with Beijing.