Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Taiwan: Appendectomy Project fails with legislator surviving recall vote

The recall of Kuomintang Legislator Alex Tsai failed Feb. 14 due to low voter turnout. Petitioners needed 50% turnout of the 317,434 voters. They got 24.98%. Almost all of the voters (76,737-2,196) voted for removal.

 According to CEC data, only a township councilor and village chief have been recalled from 1990 to 2011. Nine legislators faced motions, with six proceeding to ballots. 

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