Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Taiwanese voters cast ballots on 10 referendum questions on Saturday, numbered 7 to 16. They are listed below.
For a referendum to pass, the number of voters in favor of a proposition must exceed the number who vote against it, and there must be at least 4,939,267 voters, or one-quarter of the 19,757,067 voters eligible to cast votes in the referendums, who support the proposition.
No. 7 Referendum: "Do you agree the electricity output of thermal power plants should be lowered by 'at least 1 percent per year on average?'"
No. 8 Referendum: "Do you agree that Taiwan should establish an energy policy that undertakes not to construct any new coal-fired power plants or generators or expand existing facilities (including the expansion of the Shen'ao Power Plant)?"
No. 9 Referendum: "Do you agree the government should maintain the ban on imports of agricultural products and food from areas in Japan affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster on March 11, 2011, including Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gunma, Tochigi and Chiba prefectures?"
No. 10 Referendum: "Do you agree that Civil Code regulations should restrict marriage to being between a man and a woman?"
No. 11 Referendum: "Do you agree that the Ministry of Education and individual schools should not teach homosexual-related education, as detailed under the Enforcement Rules for the Gender Equity Education Act, in elementary and middle level schools?"
No. 12 Referendum: "Do you agree to types of unions, other than those stated in the marriage regulations in the Civil Code, to protect the rights of same-sex couples who live together permanently?"
No. 13 Referendum: "Do you agree that Taiwan should apply to participate in all international sporting events and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, using the name 'Taiwan?'"
No. 14 Referendum: "Do you agree that the Civil Code marriage regulations should be used to guarantee the rights of same-sex couples to get married?"
No. 15 Referendum: "Do you agree that gender equity education as defined in 'the Gender Equity Education Act' should be taught at all stages of the national curriculum and that such education should cover courses on emotional education, sex education and gay and lesbian education?"
No. 16 Referendum: "Do you agree with abolishing the first paragraph of Article 95 of the Electricity Act, which means abolishing the provision that 'all nuclear-energy-based power-generating facilities shall cease to operate by 2025'?"