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No winds of change : Taiwan's 2012 national elections and the post-election fallout

Kein Wind des Wandels : Taiwans nationale Wahlen 2012 und die Folgen nach den Wahlen
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Schubert, Gunter

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Abstract "Taiwan held its first combined national elections on 14 January 2012. Though the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the largest opposition party, fared much better in the Legislative Yuan elections than it did in 2008, DPP presidential contender Tsai Ying-wen's (Cai Yingwen) clear defeat at the hands of the Kuomintang (KMT, Guomindang) incumbent, Ma Ying-jeou (Ma Yingjiu), in the presidential race came as a surprise. The article examines the election campaigns of both Tsai and Ma, summarizes the election results, and analyzes the reasons why the DPP failed to retake the presidency. It then discusses the post-election debate within the DPP on the future of its China policy and ponders what can be expected from the second Ma administration." (author's abstract)
Keywords Taiwan; election; election result; Asia; Democratic Party (USA); opposition; party; presidential election; China; international relations; parliamentary election; politics; election campaign; campaign; legislation; role; future; Far East; developing country
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 143-161
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 41 (2012) 3
Issue topic Taiwan under KMT rule: recent trends in domestic politics and cross-strait relations
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works