Kyodo News InternationalMay 20, 2013 07:00
Monday marked the first anniversary of President Ma Ying-jeous second-term inauguration, but he had little reason to be happy.
He cancelled all activities scheduled Monday for the occasion, citing bad weather. It is the first time such an event was cancelled since he was first elected in 2008.
Since he was reelected in 2012 with a large majority, Ma has suffered a massive reduction in popularity. Polls show his public approval rating at well below 20 percent.