The Legislative Yuan is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China now based in Taiwan. It is one of the five branches (五院; wǔyuàn; gō͘-īⁿ) of government. The parliament of the republic includes all three of the National Assembly (now abolished), the Legislative Yuan, and the Control Yuan.
How it works[change | change source]
Legislators are elected to office through the following ways:
- 73 are elected under the first-past-the-post system in single-member constituencies.
- 34 are elected under the supplementary member system on a second ballot, based on nationwide votes, and calculated using the largest remainder method by the Hare quota. Any party which receives 5% or more of the Party vote can enter the parliament. For each party, at least half of the legislators elected under this system must be female.
- 6 seats are elected by indigenous peoples voters through single non-transferable vote in two three-member constituencies.
References[change | change source]
- 司法院釋字第76號解釋, Judicial Yuan interpretation number 76 (English translation)
- 公職人員選舉罷免法-全國法規資料庫入口網站. law.moj.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2017.