Sunday, August 27, 2017

Taiwan: Shou Yuan Village Chief first to recalled under new law

Chen Ming-Lun, the village chief in Shou Yuan Village, Nanzhou Township of Pingtung County, was removed by a recall vote, the first under the new amendment to the Recall Law. Perviously officials needed voter turnout over 50% (plus a majority). The new amendment (applicable to all but the president and VP) requires a turnout of 25%.

This election had 310 voters turnout, with 277 voting to remove. The issue was the building of a columbarium in the village.

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