Taiwan's 2022 Local Elections: The State of Electoral Campaigns

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Taiwan will hold its 2022 local elections on November 26. Dubbed the “9-in-1” elections, voters will select candidates in several races, including mayors of the six special municipalities, 16 county/city magistrates, council members, and heads and representatives of boroughs. Candidates of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the main opposition Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT), and smaller parties, such as the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) and the New Power Party (NPP), will participate in the elections. The electoral outcomes will have important political implications as they not only determine the fate of candidates running for more than 11,000 positions but also impact the future direction of main political parties, the viability of small parties and the playing field of the country’s 2024 presidential election.


The comment was published in Taiwan Insight, an online blog hosted by the Taiwan Studies Programme at the University of Nottingham. This article was originally published as "Taiwan's 2022 Local Elections: The State of Electoral Campaigns" as part of a special issue on "Backstage of the upcoming mid-term election."