- 华中师范大学 政治与国际关系学院, 湖北 武汉 430079
The Basic State of the Village Chief in Taiwan——Based on Election Statistics in 2014 and 2018
- School of Politics and International Studies, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430070, China
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Abstract: The village chiefs are the grassroots civil servants elected in Taiwan. According to the election statistics in 2014 and 2018, there are more males than females in Taiwan village chiefs, with more than 80% males and less than 20% females, and more born in Tainan city, among whom many hold posts in other counties and cities; there are more middle-aged and older people than young people, accounting for more than 80% of those over 50 years old, and only about 3% of those under 39; their overall educational level is obviously lower than that of the whole Taiwan population above 15 years old; there are more accustomed faces and fewer new faces, and more than 70% are re-elected; most of them are "plain looking", that is, only a few wore the cloak of party affiliation, and over 70% (2014) and 80% (2018) had no party affiliation or did not openly label their own party.