Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taiwan's state subsidized political campaigns

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宋林票未達5% 拿不回保證金


According to the info above and according to the Taiwanese CEC (Central Electoral Committee - equivalent to Elections Department) briefings I attended years ago as a member of international electoral observation group. The law specified a provision for state to subsidise electoral candidates and parties in their political campaign expenses. For parliamentary election, each candidate who won at least 5% of votes get NT$50 per year for each vote won, to assist the politicians to run their political campaigns.

I had not attended any Taiwanese CEC briefings on Presidential Election, but according to the article above, presidential candidates gets NT$30 per vote won provided their vote is not lower than 33%. There are also equivalent subsidies for other elections such as county magistrates and mayors and city council and even village level elections.

On the exact and strongest contrary the famiLEE LEEgime in Singapore implemented notorious Political Donation Act to kerb opposition politicians from getting a decent campaign funded by their own supporters & electorates. And under the law anything above S$5000 get eaten by that state, and if not declared the candidate will be disqualified for 5 years.

Needless to say, the corrupt selfish and coward famiLEE LEEgime ought to be punished for legislating against the common principal and practise in their wicked schemes to keep themselves in power. This is just an example feature of famiLEE LEEgime rules. discussion thread URL


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