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In December 1975 the third supplementary election took place for members of the first Legislative Yuan, the main legislative body of the Republic of China, elected originally in 1948.

Compared with the second supplementary election the number of new delegates to the Legislative Yuan had been increased by one to 52, because of an increase in population. Of these, 37 were to be elected directly representing Taiwan Province and the special municipality of Taipei. The remaining 15 seats were to represent Mainland Chinese living on Taiwan. These delegates were appointed by the President after being advised by organizations representing the Mainland Chinese population on Taiwan.

Turnout for the supplementary election of the Legislative Yuan was 75,97% (6,389,311 out of 8,410,775 eligible votes). The result of the election was nearly the same as in 1972. Of the 37 elected delegates, 30 belonged to the Kuomintang, one belonged to the Chinese Youth Party, and 6 were independent. All members chosen were born on Taiwan except for 5 delegates, who (or their parents) were from the Mainland.

Further reading

Copper, John F. and George P. Chen (1984), Taiwan’s Elections. Political Development and Democratization in the Republic of China, [Baltimore, Md.], Occasional Papers/Reprints Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, no. 5-1984 (64), ISBN 0-942182-66-9



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