Taiwan’s Municipal Elections: Local Races with National Implications | Center for East Asia Policy Studies


by Victoria Abaunza on November 18th, 2014   814 views

When and Where

  • 18/11/2014
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Saul/Zilkha Rooms
    1775 Massachusetts Avenue
    NW
    United States
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Taiwan’s Municipal Elections: Local Races with National Implications | Center for East Asia Policy Studies

Event Details

On November 18, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies will host an expert discussion on various aspects of Taiwan’s 9-in-1 municipal elections. Scholars from Taiwan, the United States, and New Zealand will analyze recent polling on voter sentiment in Taiwan, will assess campaign strategies and tactics, and will discuss the implications of the elections on the current government’s ability to govern and on the January 2016 president and legislative elections.

Voters in nine Taiwan municipalities will head to the polls on November 29 to elect mayors, city councilors, and other local officials. As in other democracies, these mid-term elections are decided not only on local issues, but on national politics as well. Campaigns often reflect national issues as much as local, and the election results will be interpreted by some as a referendum on the current national government.

On November 18, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies will host an expert discussion on various aspects of Taiwan’s 9-in-1 municipal elections. Scholars from Taiwan, the United States, and New Zealand will analyze recent polling on voter sentiment in Taiwan, will assess campaign strategies and tactics, and will discuss the implications of the elections on the current government’s ability to govern and on the January 2016 president and legislative elections.

After the session, panelists will take audience questions.

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