By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Results of the January 16 presidential and
legislative elections could be expected to be complete by 10 p.m. Saturday, the Central Election Commission said Friday.
An estimated 18 million people have the right to cast ballots in the election for a president and vice president, and for 113 members of the Legislative Yuan. Each voter will have three ballots, one for the presidential ticket, one for the local legislator, and one for a list of candidates drawn up by a political party.
The Legislature counts 73 members elected in single-seat districts, six members elected by indigenous people, and 34 at-large members from the party lists.
Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the expectation that the results will be known by 10 p.m. was more or the less the same as on the previous occasion, in 2012, the CEC said. [FULL STORY]