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The Legislative Yuan is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China now based in Taiwan. It is one of the five branches (Chinese: 五院; pinyin: wǔyuàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: gō͘-īⁿ) of government. The parliament of the republic includes all three of the National Assembly (now abolished), the Legislative Yuan, and the Control Yuan.
How it works
Legislators are elected to office through the following ways:
- 73 are elected under the first-past-the-post system in single-member constituencies.
- 34 are elected under the supplementary member system on a second ballot, based on nationwide votes, and calculated using the largest remainder method by the Hare quota. Any party which receives 5% or more of the Party vote can enter the parliament. For each party, at least half of the legislators elected under this system must be female.
- 6 seats are elected by indigenous peoples voters through single non-transferable vote in two three-member constituencies.
- 司法院釋字第76號解釋, Judicial Yuan interpretation number 76 (English translation)
- (in zh). http://law.moj.gov.tw/LawClass/LawParaDeatil.aspx?Pcode=D0020010&LCNOS=++67+++&LCC=3. Retrieved 27 August 2017.