Taiwan’s Bold Democratic Stand Against China

In the pivotal January 2024 elections, Taiwan becomes the global battleground for democracy as voters decide between DPP, KMT, and TPP candidates, signaling a seismic shift in Taiwan’s future and global geopolitics.

In 2024, more than 40 countries around the world will hold elections, and Taiwan’s election in January, the first one, has garnered overwhelming global attention because it was seen as a vote between democracy and dictatorship, affecting Taiwan’s future and global geopolitics.

Taiwanese on 13 January voted for their new president as well as members of the Legislative Yuan, the 113-seat unicameral parliament. The elections are held every four years. 

There were three candidates in the presidential election: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s Lai Ching-te, opposition Kuomintang (KMT)’s Hou Yu-ih, and Taiwan People’s Party (TPP)’s Ko Wen-je.

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