posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 10:48 PM
President Chen's popularity rating is at a low 20% (I believe). It has just been announced that Mayor Ma of Taipei has issued a RECALL against
President Chen because of his stupid decision to scrap the NUC. President Chen's decision to do this is GREATLY AGAINST public opinion. I can put
money that the recall will be successful.
Mayor Ma has strong support in the public view. Because of President Chen's previously stupid actions, the people of Taiwan has been extremely
frustrated and has sided with Chen's opposing party. The KMT [Mayor Ma's party] recently won and currently holds majority power in Parliament
because of the anger and frustration against the current administration. President Chen is an extremist, no one will deny that. At one point of his
administration, his approval ratings were at around 10%.
The U.S. has issued a warning to President Chen and his party stating that if they try and alter the status quo (as they are doing now) , the U.S.
will not back Taiwan. I guess the lame-duck president has chose to ignore this.
There are as many people who favor independence as those who favor reunification. Most Taiwanese favor the status quo, which is a state of the
Republic of China beyond Beijing's control and will eventually reunify with the mainland when the guidelines of the NUC has been met.
[edit on 27-2-2006 by k4rupt]