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'New Power Party' established, hoping to recruit 100,000 supporters

2015/01/25 22:03:51

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Taiwan saw the birth of a new political party on Sunday, which was named as "New Power Party (時代力量)."

The party was established by members of Taiwan Citizen Union (公民組合), a non-governmental organization devoted to the pursuit of equality, justice and environmental sustainability.

Lin Feng-cheng (林峯正), one of the founders, said the party hopes it can recruit 100,000 supporters by the end of March, whom it will invite to recommend candidates for the legislator-at-large seats.

There are more than 200 political parties in Taiwan, a country upholds the freedom of assembly and association. Only five of them hold seats at the Legislature. They are the ruling Kuomintang, the Democratic Progressive Party, the Taiwan Solidarity Party, the People First Party, and the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union.

(By Sophia Yeh and Elizabeth Hsu)
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