CEC chose date to avoid Lunar New Year and school exams
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday.
It was already known a Saturday in January 2020 would be chosen, while as on other recent occasions, the elections for president, vice president and 113 members of the Legislative Yuan would take place on one single day. The date of January 11 was eventually selected to avoid school examinations and the Lunar New Year holiday, the Central News Agency reported.
There is also still the possibility of a number of referendums being held on the same day, but no referendum campaign has completed the necessary process yet.
The CEC also revealed the dates for the phases of the presidential election process, the Apple Daily reported. The final registration for the candidates will be staged from November 18 through 22, with the candidates drawing numbers on December 9. Televised debates will be organized between December 14 and January 10, the CEC said. [FULL STORY]