Written by Dafydd Fell. The general picture in 2022 is one of the challenger parties being further squeezed out of the party system. After the two main parties, the third largest party in the 2022 elections was the TPP, winning Hsinchu City mayor and 14 council seats. However, its impact should not be exaggerated. Despite its greater financial resources compared to other small parties, only 14 out of the TPP’s 86 candidates were elected. Given these results, the party may struggle to be competitive in the next round of national elections in 2024.
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The New Battle for the Third Place in 2018: A Breakthrough but also a Missed Opportunity
Written by Dafydd Fell. Four years ago on the eve of the last round of local elections in Taiwan I wrote a piece looking at