By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling Kuomintang presented its list of at-large
legislative candidates Friday, and as expected, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng featured at the top.
At-large candidates are elected according to votes cast for a political party list and by proportional representation. If a political party wins 30 percent of the votes for example, it will receive 30 percent of the seats set aside for at-large lawmakers. When such a legislator resigns, he will replaced by a candidate further down the list.
Wang had been expected to head the KMT list, though it follows years of muddled relations with the party leadership. He first became the target of a power struggle in late 2013 when President Ma Ying-jeou and prosecutors accused him of influence peddling. Courts threw out the accusations and Ma’s successor as party leader, current presidential candidate Eric Liluan Chu, ended legal action against him. [FULL STORY]