Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen raises her hands as she declares victory in the presidential election on Saturday, January 16 in Taipei.
Supporters of Tsai Ing-wen cheer at the campaign headquarters as early polling numbers arrive in her favor. Tsai, a soft-spoken U.S.-educated lawyer, is viewed as a pragmatic leader.
Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party candidate Eric Chu delivers a speech as he concedes in the presidential election.
A supporter cries as Chu concedes defeat.
A supporter of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) holds up a placard of K-pop artist Chou Tzu-yu, a member of the South Korean all-girl band TWICE and who was forced to apologize after waving the Taiwan flag. The apology stirred angry debate.
A police officer patrols a polling station as local residents line up at the Xindian district in Taipei.
Tsai Ing-wen talks to journalists after casting her ballot at a polling station. She will have her work cut out balancing the interests of China, which is the island's biggest trading partner, the United States, its key ally, and the diverse demands of the island's 23 million residents.
A supporter of Chu chants slogans during a rally in Taipei on Friday, January 15.
Supporters of DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen cheer at a rally on January 15.
Supporters cheer while Chu parades through the streets during a rally on January 15.
Chu receives a radish, meaning good luck in Taiwanese, from supporters as he campaigns in northern Taiwan on Wednesday, January 13.