Even if the KMT take back the presidency, expect closer China ties and an acceptance of the 1992 Consensus but don't expect any agreement on unification unless Xi is prepared to ditch "one country, two systems" in favour of something closer to the full democratic status quo in Taiwan.
Mr Ing-wen told reporters in Taipei yesterday: "We hope that the worldwide community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us".
In November past year, Ms Tsai's DPP suffered a string of defeats in local elections, fuelled by a backlash over her domestic reforms and deteriorating economic ties with China, Taiwan's largest market. Xi has stepped up pressure on the democratic island since Tsai from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party became president in 2016.
The vote was prompted by Tsai's resignation as party chairwoman in November following a landslide defeat for the DPP in local government elections.
J Michael Cole, a Taipei-based expert with the University of Nottingham's China Policy Institute, said the vote bolstered Tsai's chances of standing for a second term. The history between the two governments connects them regardless of whether Taiwan agrees to unify and create "one China" or remain separate. President Xi said in a speech on January 2 that Taiwan is and will continue to be a part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), despite Taiwanese insistence that it will not unite under the communist PRC government. Similarly, favorable political relations and the acknowledgment of the independence of Taiwan would prevent any meddling from the United States.
To cope with the needs of the 2020 legislative and presidential elections, an election platform will be established to discuss nominations and election strategy by party chapters and members, Cho said.
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"Taiwan keeps an open mind about it as long as it helps maintain peace in the region", Tsai said. Voting for a new chairman is expected to conclude on Sunday. Official results will not be announced until Wednesday.
Alexander Huang, an worldwide relations professor at Tamkang University, said Cho's win did not reflect directly on Tsai, but suggested that DPP members preferred stability over a big change, given You's clear support for Taiwanese independence.
You supported a recent call by four party heavyweights for Tsai not to seek re-election in 2020 - although he also said that it was something that the public should ultimately decide.
Cho has taken a more conciliatory tone toward Tsai, pledging to promote unity and "restore the confidence" in the party.
A DPP swing towards its more radical wing might also worry Washington, reported AFP.