Professor and Chair of Politics and Government T.Y. Wang published a commentary titled “Taiwan’s Upcoming Local Elections: Implications beyond 2018.”

Dubbed as the “9-in-1” local elections, voters will select candidates in nine different races, deciding the fate of candidates running for more than 11,000 positions, and vote on 10 separate referendums on issues ranging from same-sex marriage and nuclear energy to Taiwan’s participation in international sporting events.

Observers have characterized the 2018 races as “mid-term elections” for Taiwan, essentially a referendum for incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen and her pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Wang analyzed possible electoral outcomes and the implications to Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election.

The commentary is published in the Taiwan Insight, which is the online magazine of the Taiwan Studies Programme, University of Nottingham in U.K.