The Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) say they've agreed to collaborate in January's election to maximize the number of seats in the Legislative Yuan (LY) and to avoid what they're calling "one-party democratic rule" by the DPP.
Recorded at the National Taiwan University's GIS Convention Center, this special show features regular ICRT commentator Ross Feingold, Albert Chiu, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Taichung's Donghai University and National Taiwan University Professor of Political Science Huang Min-hua -- who discuss the ramifications for Taiwan be it a Donald Trump re-election or a Joe Biden White House for the next four years.
The failure of the KMT and TPP to agree on a joint presidential ticket and the fallout from their televised spat is likely to hurt all parties involved, giving momentum to the DPP.
By Brian Hioe
The KMT is describing Terry Gou's plans to run as an independent candidate in January's election as being "deeply regrettable."
Academics are seeking to explain why the referendum on lowering the voting age to 18 failed to pass on Saturday.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says its poor showing in the local government elections is indicative of public opinion and the party will now seek "self-reflection."
The Central Election Commission says there is "no legal basis" for proposals to allow people in coronavirus isolation to cast absentee ballots or vote at designated polling places during next month's local election.
Taiwan People's Party (TPP) presidential candidate Ko Wen-je is dismissing calls by the Kuomintang's (KMT) Hou Yu-ih for the "swift" finalization of plans for an electoral pact between the two parties.
The ECCT arranged a Special Lunch on the topic: "2024, the year when the whole world votes" with renowned Italian journalist Federico Rampini, Global Columnist for Corriere della Sera.
The Central Election Commission says the first televised policy presentation for candidates contesting the January 13 presidential election will take place on 20 December.
Candidates for the Taipei mayoral race, one of the most anticipated contests, are planning big events tomorrow night, the eve of the election on 26 November.
With three candidates already in the race to be Taiwan's next president and the possibility of others joining, this election has echoes of the past
By Brian Hioe
The Taiwan People's Party has released its legislator-at-large nominees for January's elections.
Taiwanese views of US president Donald Trump and his Democratic Party challenger, Joe Biden, are nuanced and shaped by the complex interplay of relations involving the US, China and Taiwan.
By Brian Hioe
The DPP's presidential candidate Lai Ching-te has named Taiwan's top diplomat in the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim as his running mate for January's election.
Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) is reminding voters to wear masks without candidate information, when voting.
DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te has been telling reporters that if elected in January's ballot he will work towards cutting cancer deaths by a third.
Taiwan top envoy to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim, has attended US President Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony in Washington DC.
Leaders across Europe have expressed hope for improved relations with the United States following the inauguration of President Joe Biden on 20 January.
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch on the topic: "The next four years: Implications of the US election on economic & trade policies and Taiwan".
Terry Gou is set to launch his signature drive to become an independent presidential candidate later this week.
Unless the pan-Blue camp finds a way to unite behind a single candidate, the DPP is the odds-on favourite to win the 2024 presidential election but the outlook for the legislative elections is less clear
By Brian Hioe
The Kuomintang (KMT) has officially nominated New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih as its 2024 presidential candidate.
Incumbent Chiayi City Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Huang Min-hui has won re-election in delayed election.
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has formally announced that New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih and Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen will be seeking re-election in November's local elections
The Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are criticizing each other for failing to reach a consensus on plans for a joint opposition ticket for January's presidential election.
KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih is beginning a week-long trip to the United States for what his campaign office is touting as "a journey to boost dialogue and friendship."
At the event co-hosted with ICRT, guest panellists discussed the outlook for the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections on January 2020.
The blue (Kuomintang, KMT) and white (Taiwan People's Party, TPP) party negotiations have taken place with a consensus finally reached after monthlong deadlock.
The candidate of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a large margin, returning control of the city to the DPP, which it lost to the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in November 2018.
Independent presidential hopefuls who collect enough signatures to become eligible candidates in the presidential election will not be violating election law if they later decide to drop out.
Yang Ming-chou, a Kaohsiung City Government counsellor, took the helm today as the acting mayor of the city to fill the void left by Han Kuo-yu, who was recalled in a vote last week.
Tsai Ing-wen wins second term
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in an election dominated by the island's relationship with China. Tsai secured just over 57% of the ballot, which was a record 8.2m votes, well ahead of her rival Han Kuo-yu from the opposition Kuomintang party (KMT).
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lin Ching-yi emerged as the winner of elections held in Taichung's second district yesterday
They're not! But the digital age is straining traditional polling methods
By Mike Jewell
The Central Election Commission has announced the schedule for next year's legislative election.
President Tsai Ing-wen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Joe Biden on winning the U-S presidential election.
DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te is rejecting charges that the election would heighten the risk of war with China.
Analysts say the DPP's narrow victory in Saturday's legislative by-election in Nantou County has implications for both the ruling party and main opposition KMT.
ECCT members voted in new boards of directors and supervisors for 2020 at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The DPP's presidential and vice presidential election candidates have opened their national campaign headquarters in Taipei - which will serve as a base for operations ahead of the 13 January ballot.
The ECCT held its Annual General Meeting to elect boards of directors and supervisors for 2021 (see below for full list).
The Executive Yuan has taken a firm stance against election meddling amid reports of foreign forces influencing the upcoming 2024 presidential elections through illegal betting and fake news.
Taiwan's three opposition presidential hopefuls shared a stage for the first time at a Taoist event in Miaoli County on Friday, as talks of a joint ticket to defeat the ruling party's candidate Lai Ching-te, who was also present, continue to swirl.