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Taiwan is revolutionizing democracy

TAIPEI — Compared to the established democracies of the West, Taiwan’s is still in its infancy.

  • Yen-Tu Su
  • The Washington Post

It did not become a full democracy until 1992, and it only held its first direct presidential election in 1996.

And yet, Taiwan’s young democracy has made rapid progress, through social movements, representative politics, the judicial process and now, through direct democracy.

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