The election of December 1998 in Taiwan

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Taiwan election results
By Vincent K Pollard, 5 December 1998. Born in Hong Kong, Attorney MA grew up in Taiwan. Supporters of the ex-GMD New Party abandoned their own candidate, joining forces with the GMD against the DPP. The momentary realignment of New Party supporters with the GMD realignment is further evidence that instability will characterize the GMD with factions splitting off and rejoinging, whether or not it stays in power.
KMT win marks end of ethnic rift
By Ching Cheong, The Straits Times, 7 December 1998. KMT's victory signals the beginning of a New Taiwanese identity. The victor, Ying-jeou Ma, said his victory signified the end of an ethnic rift that has marked Taiwan's politics over the past five decades.
Re: 5.XII.1998 Taiwan election results
By Vincent Kelly Pollard, 8 December 1998. Among other lessons, Saturday's election results show that the ruling Kuomintang/Guomindang continues to *learn* from opposition parties (especially, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) but also the New Party), adapting policies while maintaining a working majority of elected positions. What the DPP has learned remains to be seen.
Taiwan's December elections: Implications for Beijing
By Deborah A. Brown, James A. Robinson, and Eric P. Moon, 11 December 1998. The Nationalist Party (the Kuomintang or KMT) has dominated politics since its arrival in Taiwan in 1949 following the communist victory in China. But for the last decade, the KMT had been losing support to the rising DPP, which began as a protest party against the KMT’s authoritarian rule and in favor of Taiwan's independence.