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Government, President

state functions, direct elections, presidential term, Constitutional amendments, popular vote

The president is the head of state and represents Taiwan in its foreign relations and at state functions. Formerly, the president was elected by the National Assembly to a six-year term. Constitutional amendments reduced the presidential term to four years and called for direct elections by popular vote. The first popularly elected president took office in 1996.



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state functions, direct elections, presidential term, Constitutional amendments, popular vote, foreign relations, elected president, National Assembly, head of state, year term, Taiwan, office, years

 
 

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