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Latest news on Taiwan elections, providing comprehensive coverage of presidential and legislative races, voter turnout, cross-strait relations, DPP, KMT, TPP, and key electoral issues in the island democracy.

Taiwan's elections are closely watched both domestically and internationally, given the island's complex relationship with China and its strategic importance in the Asia-Pacific region. The island, officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), holds regular presidential and legislative elections, with the next presidential election scheduled for January 2028.

The most recent presidential election, held on 13 January 2024, saw Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) emerge victorious with 40.05% of the vote. This marked a historic third consecutive term for the DPP, defeating candidates from the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP). The election was notable for its focus on cross-strait relations, economic policies, and social issues, with voter turnout reaching 71.86%.

Beyond the numbers, Taiwan's elections often reflect the island's vibrant democracy and the diverse views of its 23 million inhabitants. Campaigns feature lively debates, rallies, and grassroots initiatives that showcase Taiwan's political culture. The elections also highlight the island's unique position, balancing its de facto independence with the ongoing tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan's electoral system has evolved significantly since its first direct presidential election in 1996. The island transitioned from authoritarian rule to a multi-party democracy in the late 20th century, with elections now serving as a cornerstone of its political identity. This history of democratisation continues to shape Taiwan's political landscape and its relations with the international community.

Staying informed about Taiwan's elections is crucial for understanding the dynamics of East Asian geopolitics and the future of cross-strait relations. Our NewsNow feed provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage from reliable sources, ensuring readers have access to the latest developments, analysis, and insights into Taiwan's democratic process and its wider implications.

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