Taiwan’s Democracy Is ‘Messy’ — And It Needs More Mess, Not Less

Taiwan’s election took a dramatic turn over the weekend, when a proposed agreement between Ko Wen-je and the KMT hit a wall. But these kinds of public tensions occur whenever there is real public debate. The disagreements are useful

TAIWAN POLITICS VOTE Presidential candidate Ke Wen-je speaks next to a chart comparing various potential political matchups in New Taipei City on November 18, 2023. (Photo: Sam Yeh/AFP)