Han Kuo-yu lost to the current president, Tsai Ing-wen, giving her a second term and a win for the Democratic Progressive Party. Tsai’s votes clocked in at 8.1 million, the highest ever received in Taiwan history for democratic elections. Her competitor only received 5.5 million. In her initial speech, she thanked her supporters and called for political parties to set aside their differences in order to work together for the good of the country and the people. Tsai also called out Beijing authorities, commenting on how peace, clarity, democracy and dialogue are the keys to success, and that Taiwan will not concede to threats made by Beijing.