Taiwan's Ma claims victory in presidential vote

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Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:33 AM
Taiwan's Ma claims victory in presidential vote

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Incumbent Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou claimed victory in the island's presidential election on Saturday, pointing to smooth future relations with China and the likelihood of stepped-up economic integration.

"We have won," Ma shouted to supporters at his Nationalist Party headquarters in Taipei as they gathered in pouring rain.

(Reporting by James Pomfret, Editing by Jonathan Standing and Raju Gopalakrishnan)