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Currently, there are nearly 300 political parties in Taiwan. The "Party Law" sacrificed by the DPP authorities will make it difficult for many "one-person parties" or "zombie parties" to survive. The picture shows the chaos of Taiwan's "Legislative Yuan". (Photo source: Taiwan "China Times Newsletter" data map)
China Taiwan Net News December 12 The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior said yesterday (11th) that 243 of the 292 political parties on the island have not yet completed registration of legal persons, and the amendments to the articles of association and legal persons have not been completed after the statutory deadline. Registered political parties will be given a period of four months for corrections; those parties that have not been corrected will be abolished for record filing.
According to Taiwan ’s “Central News Agency”, Taiwan ’s “Ministry of the Interior” pointed out that according to the latest data, 49 political parties have completed registration of legal persons and 243 have not yet completed. According to the data, the political parties that have completed the registration of legal persons include the major parties such as the Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party, the Chinese National Party, the Taiwan Popular Party, the People ’s Democratic Party, and the “Power of the Times”. It is understood that the political parties that have not completed the registration of legal persons include the New Party and the Chinese Unity Promotion Party. .
Taiwan ’s “Ministry of the Interior” issued a press release on the evening of the 11th, stating that for parties that have not yet completed the amendment of the articles of association and registration of legal persons after the statutory deadline, they have decided to grant a period of four months to make corrections in accordance with Article 43 (1) of the “Party Law” Uncorrected parties are abolished.
According to reports, Taiwan's "Party Law" was promulgated on December 6, 2017. According to this, existing political groups that have already registered cases must be converted into political parties within two years by amending the articles of association. Those who have not yet converted will be abolished. At that time, there were as many as 330 political parties on the island, most of which were "one-person parties" or "zombie parties" and did not operate normally. According to this regulation, if a political party has not held a party member or party congress for four consecutive years, or has not recommended candidates for public office elections for four consecutive years, or has not completed registration of a legal person within one year of filing, the "Ministry of the Interior" can abolish the filing of political parties.
Taiwan's "Ministry of the Interior" pointed out that after the promulgation of the "Political Party Law", it has been notified several times that political parties should complete amendments to the constitution and registration of legal persons within two years, but most political parties still fail to complete the constitution and amendments.
New Party spokesman Wang Bingzhong said that the New Party has submitted relevant materials in accordance with the latest "Party Law" and was approved for inspection on November 29. The New Party has also recently sent an official letter of approval from the "Ministry of the Interior" to the court to apply for legal person registration, and all procedures are being handled in accordance with regulations. (He Jianfeng, Taiwan Network of China)
[Responsible editor: He Jianfeng]