Date: Jul 12, 2015
By Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday rejected a media report saying it conducted a poll that showed no minor political party other than the People First Party (PFP) has a chance of winning at-large representation.
The Chinese-language Apple Daily yesterday reported that according to an unpublished poll conducted by the DPP, all of the “third force” parties, with the exception of the PFP, would fail to garner the 5 percent of votes required to be allocated at-large legislative seats in next year’s elections.
The Green Party Taiwan had 3 percent support, the Taiwan Solidarity Union and the New Power Party (NPP) both had 2 to 3 percent support; the Free Taiwan Party and Taiwan Independence Action Party had 1 to 2 percent support; and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) had less than 1 percent support, the Apple Daily reported. [FULL STORY]