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Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018

Taiwan's opposition KMT swept back to power in several municipalities, delivering a series of humiliating losses to President Tsai Ing-wen and her ruling DPP. What does it all mean for Taiwan's future?

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ANALYSIS: Why the KMT’s Wang Jin-pyng Won Big at Local Polls
Who will the KMT run for president in 2020, Chairman Wu Den-yih, former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, or another challenger candidate?
2018/11/30 | Taiwan Insight
How Taiwan's 'Third Force' Parties Missed a Golden Electoral Opportunity
Third parties made breakthroughs in Taiwan's 2018 regional elections, but supporters are still left wondering what could have been.
2018/11/28 | David Evans
5 Lessons We Learned From Taiwan's Dramatic 2018 Elections
The DPP is in tatters and the referendum system needs repair, but democracy in Taiwan is rocking on.
2018/11/28 | David Green
ANALYSIS: DPP Eats Election Bitterness as Han Kuo-yu Leads KMT Revival
A catastrophic Democratic Progressive Party defeat leaves the party's strategy in pieces and paves the way for a hotly contested 2020 presidential race.