U.S.-born ROC citizen announces bid to run for legislator

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/31
By: Zoe Wei and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Environmental activist and lawyer Robin Winkler, who gave up his U.S. 23659699citizenship to become a naturalized Republic of China citizen in 2003, became the first-ever foreign-born individual in Taiwan Tuesday to throw his hat into the legislative election of 2016.

It is the second time Winkler has decided to run for a seat in the Legislature.

Winkler had sought to run in a legislative by-election in Taipei in 2009 but was rejected by the Taipei City Election Commission, which cited the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, under which a foreigner has to have been naturalized for 10 years before he is allowed to run in local elections.     [FULL  STORY]

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