Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Trends and Prospects in Taiwan's Party Politics: Implications of the Recent Special Municipality Elections


Yun-han Chu - Distinguished Research Fellow at Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica

December 2010

Taiwan’s special municipality elections have been viewed by many as the “mid-term” for the Ma Ying-jeou presidency, bearing important political significance for the 2012 presidential election. In this special seminar, Professor Yun-han Chu, one of the leading political scientists in Taiwan and also President of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, will analyze the recent special municipality elections and their implications for Taiwan’s future political trends. Professor Chu will provide firsthand information about these recent election campaigns and what they reveal about the state of democracy in Taiwan. In analyzing the election results, he will also shed light on how the race for the presidency in 2012 is shaping up.