The ghost of Chiang Kai-shek hovers over Taiwanese election

The ghost of Chiang Kai-shek hovers over Taiwanese election

By Eryk Bagshaw and Evelyn Yang Taipei: The women look nervously at their phones. “800 metres, 500 metres, 300 metres,” they yell as they track a motorcade moving towards them in downtown Taipei. The firecrackers have been rolled out, a lighter sparks and Chiang Wan-an – the young hot lawyer who wants to one day lead Taiwan – emerges through the smoke at the head of an open-top bus. “He’s better looking than the other candidates,” laughs Wendy Cheng, a …