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Polls open for presidential and legislative voting in Taiwan elections

Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections commence with polls opening at 8 a.m and ending at 4 p.m. Over 19.55 million voters – with over 1 million first-time voters – to choose new leaders amidst heightened political anticipation.

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Taiwan’s crucial presidential and legislative elections commenced at 8 a.m. on Saturday (13 Jan), with polling stations nationwide welcoming voters until 4 p.m.

The election features three presidential candidates: Ko Wen-je of the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) with running mate Wu Hsin-ying, incumbent Vice President Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with Hsiao Bi-khim, and Kuomintang’s (KMT) Hou Yu-ih with Jaw Shau-kong.

Hou Yu-ih advocates re-engagement with China through people-to-people exchanges and accuses Lai Ching-te of supporting Taiwan’s formal independence, a claim Lai refutes by labeling Hou as pro-Beijing. With President Tsai Ing-wen of the DPP barred from a third term due to constitutional limits, the election promises a new chapter for Taiwan.

Ko Wen-je has garnered a substantial following, particularly among younger voters, by addressing key issues like housing affordability. He also supports re-engagement with China but emphasizes the protection of Taiwan’s democracy and way of life.

Interestingly, many first-time voters have expressed their commitment to participating in this election. Although voting in Taiwan is not compulsory, the previous election in 2020 saw a turnout of nearly 75% of the eligible population. In that election, President Tsai Ing-wen and Lai Ching-te secured a commanding victory with over 8.17 million votes, defeating the KMT and the People First Party.

The 2020 legislative elections also saw the DPP securing a majority with 61 seats, followed by the KMT with 38, and other parties like the TPP, the New Power Party, and the Taiwan Statebuilding Party gaining seats as well.

This year’s election is significant, with over 1 million first-time voters aged between 20 and 23, accounting for nearly 6% of the overall voting population. Alongside the presidential and vice-presidential elections, 113 legislative seats are up for grabs, including district lawmakers, indigenous lawmakers, and legislators-at-large.

Sixteen political parties, including the DPP, KMT, and TPP, are vying for the 34 legislator-at-large seats, which are allocated to parties receiving at least 5% of the total party vote.

Approximately 19.55 million voters in Taiwan are eligible to vote, with the six largest cities accounting for almost 70% of the total. A total of 17,795 polling stations opened across Taiwan, set to close at 4 p.m., followed by immediate vote counting.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) has issued guidelines for voters, including the requirement to bring identification, personal seals, and election notifications. Mobile phones and cameras are prohibited in polling stations, with violators facing fines. The CEC expects to announce election results later in the evening, continuing the tradition set in the 2020 elections when results were declared at 10:33 p.m. on election day.

The newly elected president and vice president are set to be sworn in on May 20, while elected legislators will take office on 1 February.

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Partner Clone Hsiao Bee Khim (not Kim)

Why is it Not surprising the Mrs Lee Clones will win …

Newsflash … Newsflash … Newsflash ..,

The results are in, and, … I’m oh so very pleased that my Saturday was neither ruined or interrupted by PoohBear commercials and, … hooray it ain’t a public holiday in CommChina tomorrow !!!

Newsflash … Newsflash … Newsflash …

Not Voting at all will be a Service to yourself. Becos this administration has no welfare in their heart for you. 过来桥,就裁乔的有钱人。

One can only hope that the people of Taiwan can and will vote with freedom in their hearts, democracy running through their veins and soul, … human rights as in all basic rights of all modern societies uppermost and foremost in their minds, …and the rule of law which is the very least that all Taiwanese expects and adhere to, as one would naturally expect, of all democratic nations and governments. All will be revealed in some 12 hours or so, and I hope not to be interrupted with Pooh Bear commercials, … and news flashes of XiXi declaring a… Read more »

They are Overlords to collect Bones/ Slaves for the Upper Class Elite Empire! Say it as it is!

Taiwan is Not a Free Election. It is a China/Father entities, SG/Mothers entities and RichChild entities Political Game. None represent the Common people.

Want to make use of Civilian Lives to make your Black and White Reality Show?!? Ppl are Not fucking Interested being Manipulated by the Filthy Rich for their Agenda so dun need to keep confining ppl into your Narrative!!!

Why need Approval?!? Becos I am talking about the Celebrities Group in Taiwan?!?
The untouchables and Overlords of clone stars

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