Presidential, legislative elections to be held concurrently in 2020

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/31
By: Yeh Su-ping and Flor Wang

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Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Taiwan’s 2020 presidential and legislative elections will be held on the same day but the exact date has not yet been decided, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Thursday.

In a statement, the CEC said the decision was reached after consultations with parties concerned for the election of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 15th president and its 10th Legislature.

Acting CEC Chairman Chen Chao-chien (陳朝建) said that the elections, which are due next year, will be held concurrently in the first month of 2020 in principle, on a date to be set later.

Commenting on the CEC announcement, Democratic Progressive Party spokesman Johnny Lin (林琮盛) said it has become the norm to hold the elections on the same day, as was done in 2012 and 2016, and his party supports the decision.    [FULL  STORY]

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