Electoral and Party Politics in Democratization
a gradual increase of political competition, which has resulted in the emergence of a competitive party system;
the development of the National Assembly and the Legislative Yuan into fully representative parliamentary bodies entirely elected by the population of the ROC;
the removal of restrictions to freedom of the press and of information;
the removal of restrictions to the evolution of independent civil-interest groups, in particular those of workers, farmers, and women;
the gradual development of patterns of intra-party pluralization within the ruling party, the Kuomintang (KMT);
the distinct reduction, though not abolition, of the KMT’s dominating role in the mass communication media.
KeywordsCentral Committee Democratic Progressive Party Representative Democracy Popular Vote Secret Ballot
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