Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The chair of Taiwan’s minority New Party, Yok Mu-ming, called on party members
Saturday to support the ruling Kuomintang in the legislative elections in January in the hope that the alliance would prevent the opposition Democratic Progressive Party from gaining a majority.
On the 22nd anniversary of the party’s founding, Yok outlined the New Party’s strategy of putting its weight behind the KMT and encouraging tactical voting for the ruling party, with whom the New Party is broadly aligned.
For the legislative election, Taiwan has a single-district, two-vote system. Voters usually cast one ballot for a district member and another for a political party. Of the 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan, 73 are district members elected from special municipalities, counties and cities; six are elected from among indigenous groups; and 34 seats are allotted to legislators-at-large whose election depends on the vote for political parties. [FULL STORY]