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Voting in Taiwan's national referendums clarified

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Cabinet on Thursday (Sept. 30) approved the Central Election Commission’s draft bill on regulating how absentee voting should be conducted in the cont...

Nuclear power plant referendum set to take place in August

A national referendum on activating the long-mothballed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei will be held on Aug. 28, after the Central Election Commission (CEC) confirmed the date that was alread...

Taiwan's KMT primary contenders join protest against Referendum Act

All five contenders for the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) nomination in the 2020 presidential election joinedthousands in a rally in Taipei Sunday against what they called asignificant erosion of voters...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

The Latest: France's Macron vows to cut middle-class taxes

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's solutions to quell the economic anger of yellow vest protests(all times local): 6:50 p.m. French Presi...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters remain a force in French politics despite ups and downs in the five months after their movement started. As President Emmanuel Macron announces long-awaited respons...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at t...

Lessons from Taiwan’s recent referendums and why e-voting is the way forward

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The political upheaval of the recent local elections has overshadowed what was a landmark moment in Taiwanese democracy. Last weekend gave the Taiwanese electorate the ch...

Taiwanese vote against gay marriage, back 6 other referendum questions

Taiwanese voters cast ballots in 10 national referendums on Saturday, with seven of the initiatives receiving the backing of enough voters for them to be considered valid, including one against gay ma...

Malta becomes 2nd European country to lower voting age to 16

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Lawmakers in Malta have unanimously approved constitutional amendments lowering the minimum voting age for general elections and national referendums to 16. Th...

Democratic development deepens in Taiwan under changes to Referendum Act

The people of Taiwan will find it easier to exercise their direct civil rights following the Jan. 3 promulgation of amendments to the Referendum Act, according to the Central Election Commission. ...

Taiwan's referendum amendment passage makes people masters: president

President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday hailed a law amendment lowering of the thresholds for referendums as a "historic moment" that ushers in a new era in which "people are the masters"...