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Taiwan's new centrist political party is struggling for space

Issues of sovereignty and Hong Kong protests dominate discussions

| Taiwan

The first half of August in Taiwan's political party scene has proved to be rowdier than usual as next year's presidential and legislative elections draw closer. New Power Party, the current third largest political party, lost two influential members in a dispute over the party's direction, and its chairman resigned.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je, has decided to give forming a new political party a go. His hope for the Taiwan People's Party is to capture votes from the center ground. This is unlike the NPP, which occupies the "pro-independence" political space, with its advocacy for Taiwan to become a normal sovereign nation.

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