Taiwan's Midterm Report Card

With Taiwan deep into its presidential and legislative cycle, President Ma Ying-jeou's approval ratings are dismal, hovering around the 20 percent mark and appear unlikely to get any better. He will see out his term - his second and last as stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Under Taiwan's semi-presidential system, impeachment must be ratified by two-thirds of the legislature and since the Kuominang holds 64 of the 113-seats in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's parliament, there is no real reason to throw him out, unlike his crooked and unloved predecessor Chen Shui-bian.

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