referendum reform in Taiwan

Referendum Against Gay Marriage Reaches Necessary Threshold

With the Central Election Commission announcing that a referendum against same-sex marriage pushed for by anti-gay groups has passed the necessary threshold for a referendum to be held, shock and anger has broken out in Taiwan. However, in itself, it may not be too surprising that anti-gay groups were able to achieve reaching this referendum... Read More

Referendum Changes A Step Forward For Democratic Experimentalism In Taiwan?

With the passage of amendments to the Referendum Act, celebrations have broken out from some of Taiwan’s post-Sunflower Movement activists with the view that this accomplishes a longstanding demand of activists to lower the benchmarks needed to hold public referendums in Taiwan. However, the implications of these changes remain to be seen... Read More