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Editorials, Politics

VOTE 2016: Anatomy of a Small Avalanche

Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is a complete replay of the 2014 municipal election and an indication that the DPP has consolidated its voter base. But can it grow beyond that?

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The Rise of the ‘Pan-DPP 6.88’: Leveling the Playing Field

In the wake of the Nov. 29 elections, the KMT is no longer the ruling party by default, and Taiwan’s electoral playing field is finally even

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Features, Politics

Campaign Ads and Taiwan’s Electoral Demography

A look at how candidates tailor their last-moment ‘get-out-the-vote’ appeals to reflect polling data and generational trends

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