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There are signs that the wave of energy among young voters and politicians captured by the Sunflower Movement is starting tom break through into a new kind of politics.
Politics abhors a vacuum, and with the KMT struggling for support there is scope for a new opposition to mount a challenge to the DPP's grip of Taiwan's national politics. But who will lead it and where will they come from? Courtney Donovan Smith forecasts Taiwan's political future.
Freddy Lim, an internationally renowned heavy metal singer and civic activist, is part of a new wave of politicians trying to reshape Taiwanese society. In an interview at his Taipei office, Lim reflects on his time in the Legislative Yuan so far, the pace of reform in Taiwan and the New Power Party’s future prospects.
The 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections have set a number of records. What's worth noting is the turnout rate of this election set a record low at 70% and it is also the first time a presidential candidate was replaced.
Standing out from the sea of green and taking five seats in the Legislative Yuan, the New Power Party (NPP) is making a stand for the third force in Taiwan.
After the Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s "third force” is thriving with the emergence of the New Power Party (NPP) that is mainly formed by activists from the younger generation. As these activist-turned-politicians are taking their political ambition from the barricades to the ballot box, Freddy Lim, the lead singer in the black metal band Chthonic and now a legislator candidate, is bringing the world’s attention to the changes of Taiwanese political traditions.