Recording available: ISDP Taiwan Lecture Series “Decoding Taiwan’s 2024 Election: Voices from Taiwan”

January 31, 2024: The recording of the Taiwan Lecture “Decoding Taiwan’s 2024 Election: Voices from Taiwan” is now available on ISDP’s YouTube channel.

On January 13, after a suspenseful campaign, the people of Taiwan elected Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to be their next president. He will officially take office on May 20th, 2024. Although the DPP made Taiwanese democratic history by securing a third consecutive presidential term, it simultaneously lost the parliamentary majority it had held since 2016. The DPP secured 51 seats, in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, down from 61. Both oppositional parties gained significant seats. With the Kuomintang (KMT) winning 52 seats, it is set to become the biggest party in the Legislative Yuan on February 1st, 2024. On the other hand, the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) won 8 seats, positioning itself as the ‘critical minority’ in the legislature. With no single party securing the legislative majority of 57 seats, questions arise about what dynamics can be expected to follow. 

Join us as Taiwanese scholars decode the outcomes of the 2024 Taiwan Presidential and Legislative Election, including the future of Cross-Strait relations, foreign policy implications, and how the DPP government will navigate its challenges in a Legislative Yuan without a majority.

Find out more about the event here.