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Niou and Paolino. 2003. The rise of the opposition party in Taiwan: Explaining Chen Shiui-bian's victory in the 2000 presid. Electoral Studies 22.
In 2000, the KMT candidate (Lien) lost with only 23.1%. An independent (Soong) took 36.8, and the opposition (DPP) candidate (Chen) won with 39.3%. Why did the KMT lose (for the first time) in 2000? There were a few popular explanations that the authors want to test:
Uses survey data collected during the non-polling period. (It's legal to collect data, just not to report it during this period.)
Still, the authors wouldn't be surprised if there were soon calls to lift the ban on polls.
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