Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan Election 2016’

The Force Awakened: Rise of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Politics

The Force Awakened: Rise of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Politics

From the barricades to the ballots, 2016’s legislative yuan polls became a battlefield for post-sunflower small parties who hoped to make inroads in Taiwan’s politics. By  Thomas Chan, Angel Liu, Frances Sit Taiwan’s political landscape has long been dominated by two main camps, the pan-blues led by the Kuomintang (KMT) and the pan-greens, led by […]

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Voting for equality in love and the law

Voting for equality in love and the law

Then presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s public support for same-sex marriage last year turned it into an election issue in the recent polls. Tsai has since been elected as the island’s first woman president but as Varsity learns, resistance and inertia still hinders progress towards marriage equality legislation.

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