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A police officer patrols outside a polling station as local residents line up to vote at the Xindian district in the New Taipei City on January 16, 2016.  Polls opened in Taiwan with the island expected to elect its first female president in a historic vote likely to end eight years of closer China ties. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh / AFP / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer patrols outside a polling station as local residents line up to vote at the Xindian district in the New Taipei City on January 16, 2016.  Polls opened in Taiwan with the island expected to elect its first female president in a historic vote likely to end eight years of closer China ties. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh / AFP / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Voters head to the polls to elect a new president and legislature in Taiwan. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

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Voters head to the polls to elect a new president and legislature in Taiwan. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.