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The Kuomintang (KMT) party and its allies won 17 of the 23
constituencies after a campaign focused on allegations of corruption
in the ruling party.
The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won six seats,
prompting the chairman of the party to resign.
Analysts says the KMT victory will make it easier for the party to
press on with its policy of dialogue with China.
China regards Taiwan as a breakaway province which should be
reunited with the mainland.
President Chen Shui-Bian's party lagged behind the opposition
throughout the short campaign as it fought allegations of corruption
involving party stalwarts.
"The KMT did not beat the DPP. The DPP was defeated by itself,"
KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou said.
DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang conceded that the "contest is over".
The president used a tried-and-tested method to try to boost his
support - China-bashing in his election addresses, says the BBC's
In the past, this kind of rhetoric has helped to motivate pro-independence
supporters to back him, but it is a risky strategy, says our correspondent.