First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

AP Explains: Fight for Venezuela's National Assembly deepens

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two men claiming the presidency for nearly a year, Venezuela's political landscape has been messy for a while now. But it is set to become flat out chaotic, with confusi...

Taiwan KMT members suggest removing ‘China’ from party name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan. 11) presidential and legislative elections, younger members of the Kuomintang (KMT) have called on leaders to re-eva...

KMT members demand that Chairman Wu resign as party chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voices have emerged from within the Kuomintang (KMT) to demand that the party's chairman, Wu Den-yih (吳敦義), be replaced following blowout losses in Saturday's (Jan...

Green Party Taiwan facing existential crisis after 2020 legislative election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The member of the Green Party Taiwan (GPT) Wang Hau-yu (王浩宇) announced his leave from the party on Saturday (Jan. 11) after the GPT failed to enter the legislature in the ...

DPP retains majority in Taiwan legislative elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has secured 48 of the 73 legislative seats that are directly elected through local districts, with five constituencies yet to...

Freddy Lim triumphs in Taipei pan-blue bastion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislative candidate Freddy Lim (林昶佐) defeated rival Lin Yu-fang (林郁方) of the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taipei City's No. 5 constituency (Zhongzheng District an...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party candidate wins in KMT stronghold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP, 台灣基進) has secured a legislative election win over the Kuomintang's (KMT) Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒) in Taichung City...

Taiwan's legislative elections a close contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results for the legislative election on Saturday (Jan. 11) are pouring in and appear to reveal a number of tight races. In Taipei City's No. 3 district, Kuomintang ...

DPP dominates all constituencies in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung city mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) continues to trail the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

First election results come in from Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s offshore islands were the first to reveal results of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections, as Kuomintang (KMT) candidates Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) and Chen Hsueh-...

New Taipei legislative candidate's grandchildren kneel to plead for support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Non-Partisan Solidarity Union legislative candidate Li Weng Yue-e (李翁月娥) appeared on stage on Wednesday (Jan. 8) with her grandchildren at her final campaign rally, where ...

Chinese human rights activists denied visit to Taiwan KMT presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team have turned down the request of a group of Chinese human rights activists to visit their campaign hea...

Don't doubt your choice: Tsai urges supporters

With less than 36 hours left before the polls open, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday night called on her supporters not to doubt choosing the path of reform or to underestimate her rivals. ...

Taiwan election misinformation floods social media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Central Election Committee (CEC) said at a press briefing on Wednesday (Jan. 8) there has been an increase in fake information on the internet about Saturday...