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    Taiwan's Election Eve (Video & Photos), Jan 13, 2012

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nealmoore shares these videos of rallies in Taipei, Taiwan, on the eve of a contentious and high-profile election for the country's presidency. 'As an observer, I think to witness and document first hand the optimism and resulting on-the-street reality of democracy in action here in East Asia, was a great experience,' he said. 'In my view, I'm thus both satisfied and thrilled with the victor.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Taiwan's Election Eve, Jan 13, 2012

     

    By NEAL MOORE (CNN iReport) TAIPEI --- I visited the pan-blue ruling KMT Rally for current president Ma Ying-jeou on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei City and the pan-green opposition Democratic Progressive Party Rally for presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen out front her National Campaign Headquarters in New Taipei City, BanCiao District. It was interesting to see what the young and old had to say – both parties optimistic for tomorrow’s presidential vote, which observers from Beijing to Washington will be closely watching.

     

     

     

    To view accompanying STILL PHOTOS to this story click on the blue dots underneath the videobox:

     

    PHOTO #2) Mother and Daughter pose in front of a poster of DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen, Jan 13, 2012, National Campaign Headquarters, New Taipei City, BanCiao District, Taiwan

     

    PHOTO #3) Pan-green DPP party faithful watch a live feed of former Taiwan President Lee Teng Hui stumping for DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, Jan 13, 2012, National Campaign Headquarters, New Taipei City, BanCiao District, Taiwan

     

    PHOTO #4) Two pan-blue KMT supporters, Jan 13, 2012, Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office, Taipei, Taiwan

     

    PHOTO #5) A young pan-blue KMT Supporter, Jan 13, 2012, Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office, Taipei, Taiwan

     

    PHOTO #6) Pan-blue KMT Rally, Jan 13, 2012, Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office, Taipei, Taiwan

     

     

    For ADDITIONAL PHOTOS please click here:  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-731049

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