New faces to enter Taiwan’s Legislature as young generation rises

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/17
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Many new faces were elected Saturday to Taiwan’s

New Power Party's Freddy Lim (left) and Huang Kuo-chang.

New Power Party’s Freddy Lim (left) and Huang Kuo-chang.

113-seat Legislature, some of them first-time candidates that beat veteran legislators, as voters in those constituencies pinned their hopes on a younger generation.

One of the noteworthy developments was the performance of the New Power Party (NPP), which emerged after the 2014 Sunflower Movement and managed to win five legislative seats Saturday. It will be the third largest party in the Legislature after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which won 68 seats, and the Kuomintang with 35.

When the new Legislature opens in February, NPP Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) will be one of the first-time candidates taking a seat. Huang, 42, defeated veteran KMT incumbent lawmaker Lee Ching-hua (李慶華) in a constituency in New Taipei.     [FULL  STORY]

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