Monday.COME "The 2016 Presidential election of Taiwan: The past, present and future"

Monday.COME "The 2016 Presidential election of Taiwan: The past, present and future"



The 2016 Presidential election of Taiwan: The past, present and future

Will the democratization process and the rotation of ruling parties become a new norm in Taiwan? The 2016 presidential election of Taiwan is a passionate campaign as well as a fierce competition between the Blue and Green coalitions. However, the focus of media at home and abroad was on how the Democratic Progressive Party led by Tsai Ing-wen could achieve the first rotation of ruling party in the Congress. In this election, the Nationalist Party was expected to fail. Through intensifying the contradiction between the Blue and Green coalitions and lowering the voting rate, the long-ruling party tried not to lose too disgracefully. But did these measures really work?

Apart from the prevalence of amateur politics in recent years, the election was characterized by the participations of 18 small parties with all kinds of background. Student movement organizations, religious bodies and even the gangs actively joined the election. The New Power Party also made efforts in expanding their social power after the student movement ended and has become Taiwan's third largest party. By interpreting the long-term poll trends and data, Mr. Hung Yaonan will share his first-hand observation from the frontline of the election. You are cordially invited to the coming Monday.COME for an insightful understanding of Taiwan democratization.

Date: February 1, 2016 (Monday)
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: NAH 313
Speaker: Hung Yaonan (Chief Executive Officer, Center for Prediction Markets, National Chengchi University)
Host: Ivan Choy (Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Language: Putonghua (English can be used in discussion)
Lunch: HK$10 (The organizers subsidize the remainder. Lunch is provided for REGISTERED participants only)
Registration: (A quota of 100 on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register before 12:00 noon, January 29, 2016)

Monday.COME is open to staff members and students of universities and institutions. It is closed to the press.

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