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In local parliamentary elections, the KMT failed to win the majority of seats on any of the six special municipalities' councils.
On the Taipei City Council, the KMT garnered 28 of the 63 seats up for grabs against the DPP's 27.
On the 66-seat New Taipei City Council, the KMT won 32 and the DPP 26.
The DPP took half of all 66 seats up for grabs in Kaohsiung, and 28 of the 57 seats in Tainan.
KMT Keeps New Taipei
Re-election-seeking KMT New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu defeated DPP contender Yu Shyi-kun by only a narrow margin, surprising many observers who had expected the incumbent to enjoy a comfortable win.
Chu thanked his supporters, but expressed “sadness” over what he called the “complete” defeat of the KMT. He said he has heard the “angry roars”
Premier Jiang Resigns
“The election results have shown that the government's policies have failed to satisfy the people. The voters have sent out their message via their votes,” said Jiang at a press conference after preliminary results were made available.
“Therefore I assume the political responsibility and have offered to resign,” Jiang said. He added that President
“We've toppled the high wall of ideology,” said Ko as he addressed his jubilant supporters in a concert-like rally after preliminary results showed that he won by more than 240,000 votes.
“I promise that I'll be a mayor of all citizens,” he said, reiterating his election platform of transcending all party boundaries.
DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen led ranking party officia
The China Post news staff
November 30, 2014, 12:32 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The opposition camp took control in Taipei and most other local governments that were up for grabs in elections yesterday, winning by a landslide that forced Premier Jiang Yi-huah to resign.
Independent hopeful Ko Wen-je routed ruling Kuomintang (KMT) rival Sean Lien in the Taipei mayoral race b
In Macau, the authorities maintain that the time is not ripe for democracy, because the public is not “mature and cultured enough,” but what he has seen in Taiwan — the smooth voting process, peace and tranquility in society after the elections, participation in the campaign and the pursuit of fairness rather than economic development among young people — demonstrated
It has been Beijing’s primary objective to win the hearts of Taiwanese in southern Taiwan, with China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits Deputy Chairman Zheng Lihong (鄭立中) making frequent visits there, Wang said, adding: “Look how badly the KMT crashed there.”
“The ‘China factor’ is playing out in Taiwan,” he said at the
One factor in the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) defeat was that Ma’s administration responded to the Sunflower movement — an expression of young people’s concerns about jobs, about their futures being increasingly dictated by China and about problems facing young people globally — with a bloody crackdown instead of policies to address the issues raised, Wang
FORUM:The New School for Democracy brought together activists from the region to examine the outcome of the nation’s record-breaking ballot
By Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter
Saturday’s nine-in-one election results were a rejection of President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) China policy, while encouraging pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and Macau, as residents
Can Abe survive the snap general election?
He is more than confident that he will. Otherwise, he wouldn't call it in the first place. Before the dissolution of the Lower House, the LDP had 294 of its 480 seats, 53 more than an absolute majority. The ruling party also had a coalition ally, the Komeito that
Why should Abe call the snap election?
Abe said he has to ask the people whether he can continue his Abenomics policies, now that the third of his three “arrows” has remained in the quiver because of the opposition of the vested interests it is intended to undermine. The fact is that he has to pacify the consumers by postponing until 2017 the 10 percent sales tax hike set for Octo
Can Abe survive the Dec. 13 vote?
By Joe Hhung
November 24, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
It's election time in Japan now. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the Lower House of the Diet last Friday, and a snap general election is scheduled for Dec. 14. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide general election in 2012, and the next general election wouldn't take place until