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Taiwan Green Party 2016 Elections: Q&A with Ken-cheng Lee, former Party Co-Chair

In 2012 the Greens received nearly 230,000 votes (1.74%), and this year the Green Party and the Social Democratic Union coalition received 308,000 votes (2.53%). Although there is growth, we were still unable to cross the party vote threshold of 3.5% and the non-constituency (list) threshold of 5%. Pre-election polls had indicated that we could break through, but in the end there was a significant gap between our expectations and the election results. Taiwan's presidential elections this year led to a shift in power from the formerly ruling Kuomingtang party (KMT or Nationalist) to the Democratic People’s Movement (DPP), and the third time in which Taiwan experienced a change in the government party since the end of martial law in 1987. This is an important achievement for a country with a relatively recent transition to democracy. The election outcome is a result of the many social conflicts experienced in Taiwan during the time in which the KMT have been in power, from 2008 to 2016, resulting in clashes between civil society movements and the KMT. Despite the DPP actually contributing little to civil society movements in recent years, the DPP gained the most politically.
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李根政:亞太綠黨大會承認台灣為主權獨立國家

台灣綠黨參加亞太區域綠黨大會(APGF)促成實踐多元性別主流化等多項決議

記者陳俊廷/高雄報導, Peoplesnews.tw 2015-06-17 21:17

台灣綠黨共同召集人李根政17日指出,日前參與在紐西蘭首都威靈頓城舉辦的亞太綠黨大會,與澳洲、紐西蘭、日本、韓國等十個國家綠黨國會議員及代表會面,提出包括承認台灣為主權獨立國家等五項決議獲得大會通過。

綠黨指出,相較於台灣在國際社會中處處碰壁,無法與各國政府建立正式外交關係的處境下,台灣綠黨積極與亞太地區綠黨建立起的網絡與友誼,實為珍貴的外交資產,值得長期深耕發展。

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Green Party Taiwan post-election statement: Celebrating our 2 seat election victory!

Green Party Taiwan wins two city council seats! Hao-yu WANG (王浩宇) of Chungli city and Jay CHOU (周江杰) of Hsinchu county (竹東,五峰) have both been elected as city councillors! Winning these two seats were not easy. A big thank you to Green Party Taiwan supporters!
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Green Party Taiwan Wins in Local Elections

By: Robin Winkler, Green Party Taiwan

On 29 November 2014, for the first time Green Party Taiwan (GPT) nominated candidates won their first electoral victories since the party was founded in 1996. The GPT now has 2 out of 906 seats in local assemblies and is currently actively preparing for the national parliamentary (Legislative Yuan) elections that will likely be held 16 January 2016.

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Activate, Cultivate & Turn-over: ACT from Taiwan

This is a critical moment for Taiwan as we prepare for local elections this November 29, 2014, there's however been significant silence among parties about important environmental issues such as climate change, sustainable energy and economy.

In response, The Taiwan Youth Climate Coalition (TWYCC), along with the PCM-Taiwan team, including Taiwan Friends of the Global Greens, lauches a “Vote for Climate” campaign, urging and supervising candidates’ propositions on climate change.

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Taiwan's Electoral System

Government Type:

  • Constitutional republic.
  • Semi-presidential system (a system of government in which a popularly elected fixed term president exists alongside a prime minister and Cabinet who are responsible to the legislature of a state)

Head of State: 

Ma Ying-jeou, President

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