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On December 2, 1989 the seventh (and last) supplementary
election took place for members of the first Legislative
Yuan, the main legislative body of the Republic of
China and elected
originally in 1948.
Compared with the sixth
supplementary election the number of new delegates to the
Legislative Yuan had been increased from 100 to 129. Of these, 101
were to be elected directly representing Taiwan Province and the special
municipalities of Taipei and
Kaohsiung. The remaining
28 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 was 75,5%. Of the 101
directly elected delegates, 72 belonged to the Kuomintang, 21 to Democratic Progressive
Party and 8 were independents.
By virtue of achieving more than 20 seats, the Democratic
Progressive Party secured the prerogative to propose legislation in
the Legislative Yuan.
Copper, John F. (2003, 4th ed.), Taiwan. Nation-state or
Province?, Boulder (Westview), ISBN 0-8133-4069-1