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By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
Central Election Commission (CEC) Acting Chairman Chen Chao-jien (陳朝建) said his office will not make any final decision until June of next year as to whether the next presidential and legislative elections will be held separately or on the same day.
The statement comes as lawmakers continue to debate the commission’s operating procedures after the recent local elections saw long lines at polling stations and some voters had to wait up to three hours to cast their ballots.
According to Chen, if the two elections are held separately, the legislative elections could take place in Nov. 2019 and the presidential election could be held in March 2020.
If the two elections are to be held together, election day would be sometime in Jan. 2020.