Canadian observers to monitor Taiwan elections
By Canadian Council of Churches Press Release | Thursday, January 12, 2012
Eight Canadian election observers are in Taiwan monitoring the upcoming Presidential and legislative elections scheduled for January 14, 2012. The election polls indicate a close race between the two leading Presidential candidates. Along with Taiwan's economic performance, the relationship with mainland China is again playing a critical role in the campaign.
The observers are in Taiwan at the invitation of the International Committee for Fair Election in Taiwan, whose aim is to safeguard the gains in democracy and human rights and to ensure a peaceful environment, domestically and internationally, for both the elections process and the post-election period.
Delegations from Asia, Europe and the United States are also participating.
The Canadian observers are: Bill Blaikie, Susan Henders, David Kilgour, Peter Noteboom, Reuben Noteboom, Ted Siverns, Michael Stainton, and Lois Wilson.
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