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What are ‘nine-in-one’ elections?

Supporters at a Democratic Progressive Party pre-election campaign rally on Nov 12, ahead of mayoral elections in Taipei. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Taiwan’s municipal elections are also known as “nine-in-one” elections because voters cast ballots for local officials spread across nine levels of administration, ranging from neighbourhood chiefs all the way up to city councillors and mayors.

- Previously held at different times, these elections were brought together under political reforms, with the first “nine-in-one” polls taking place in 2014; elected officials hold office for four years.

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