Back to Events of Tuesday 28th November 2023

Monday
22
JAN

01:00 PM

Reflections on Taiwan's elections and their implications for the near future

Nathan F. Batto

On January 13th, Taiwanese voters will head to the polls to elect a new president and a new legislature. President Tsai will be stepping down after two terms in office, and these elections will determine whether Taiwan continues to follow her path or set out in a new direction. The three presidential candidates have promised very different strategies towards dealing with China as well as some controversial domestic issues, such as nuclear power, constitutional reform, and how to fight corruption. The extent to which the new president will be able to implement his agenda depends heavily on the outcome of the legislative elections. The next four years will be very different if the president’s party has a majority, the main opposition wins a majority, or if neither of the two established parties has a majority and the third party holds the balance of power. Pre-election surveys had not made it clear which outcome to expect.

In the aftermath of the election, this presentation will discuss the results. What happened? Were there any big surprises? What were the critical issues? Did any of the parties or candidates make strategic mistakes? What kind of policy outcomes should we expect in the next four years? If there is divided government, how will that affect politics?

Nathan Batto is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica and the Election Study Center, National Chengchi University. He has been observing elections in Taiwan since 1992.

Streaming / Video URL

https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/upyt-pmtv-ujq4-zw79

Organizer

Prof. Dr. Anja Senz, Institut für Sinologie

Homepage Organizer

https://ostasien-aktuell.uni-heidelberg.de

Contact

Ostasien Aktuell

Contact URL

https://ostasien-aktuell.uni-heidelberg.de

Alle Termine der Veranstaltung 'Vortragsreihe Ostasien Aktuell':

Monday 19th June 2023, 01:00 PM

Building a Welfare System through Bounded Learning: A Case Study of Korean Long-Term Care Insurance

Prof. Wonsub Kim (Department of Sociology, Korea University)

Monday 26th June 2023, 06:00 PM

Environmental Politics in East Asia

Prof. Mary Alice Haddad (East Asian and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University)

Wednesday 19th July 2023, 06:30 PM

Rice terrace landscapes and their traditional cultivation as resources for regional and local development?

Dr. Fabienne Wallenwein (Heidelberg Centre for Transnational Studies, Universität Heidelberg)

Tuesday 28th November 2023, 06:15 PM

Weder Sozialismus noch Kapitalismus? Mit dem Begriff „Guanjia zhuyi“ (官家主义) den Charakter chinesischer Politik neu analysieren.

Wu Si

Wednesday 06th December 2023, 06:15 PM

Securitization of everything? China's expanding sphere of national security and the cyber domain.

Simone Dossi (Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Milan and non-resident Research Fellow at the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai).

Monday 22nd January 2024, 01:00 PM

Reflections on Taiwan's elections and their implications for the near future

Nathan F. Batto