POPULAR:‘Third force’ parties are grabbing the attention of young Taiwanese who, although they cannot legally vote, are pushing to be heard by hosting an online ‘vote’
Date: Dec 26, 2015
By: Su Fang-ho and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
A mock election held by two youth advocacy groups found that 61 percent of
participants support the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the presidential election, the organizers said yesterday.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) received 17.7 percent of the “votes,” while the People First Party’s (PFP) cross-party ticket with the Republican Party received 13.6 percent, the Taiwan Alliance for the Advancement of Youth Rights and Welfare, and the Alliance for Promoting Civic Rights of 18-year-olds said.
The results of the simulated vote were similar to polls conducted by mainstream media, Taiwan Alliance for the Advancement of Youth Rights and Welfare secretary-general Yeh Ta-hua (葉大華) said. [FULL STORY]