08 Feb '12, 12pm

Taiwan leads the way in democracy in Asia: YD

Taiwan leads the way in democracy in Asia: YD

"The Taiwanese take great pride in casting their vote and they see it as a way to tell their government how well or not it has performed in the past term." This is how Ms Frederique Soh characterised the recently held presidential elections in Taiwan. Ms Soh, a SDP youth wing member, was part of the election observation delegation from the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) that was invited by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of Taiwan. Participants from 12 different nationalities including Members of Parliament from Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines tour major cities and counties on 5-day visit. The DPP's candidate Tsai Ing-wen lost to the incumbent Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang who scraped through with 51.6 percent of the vote. What struck Ms Soh was that the electoral commission pays out $30NT ($1.50) per vote to each of the political parties if...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5131-taiwan-l...

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