Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tzuyu's controversy affected the votes of 1,340,000 young voters in Taiwan?

TWICE, Tzuyu
Apparently, Tzuyu's situation may extend beyond what she could have imagined.

According to the Hong Kong South China Morning Post (SCMP), 1,340,000 youth in Taiwan reported that they either decided to vote or changed their vote because of her current controversy. This means that Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan's first female president, received 19.5% of her votes because of the youth that were affected by the Tzuyu situation.

An official in China said, "Even though the voting rate was at 66%, the lowest since 1996, Tsai receiving 56% of the votes was decisively because of the support of the young voters' support. Tsai received 6,890,000 votes even with the low voter turnout because the younger generation felt angered by the Tzuyu situation and decided to vote for Tsai instead of the middle-aged, older generation."

Wang Dan, a political activist, also said, "The 'Tzuyu situation' was a slap in the face [to the other candidates]." A professor at Taiwan's Kinmen University said, "The 'Tzuyu situation' made Taiwan's youth stand up. They realized that situations such as the Yanan problem or the 'one China' policy could also affect their lives."

What do you think about the whole situation?

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