All votes are not equal:
In the new (flawed) LY election procedure, there are several small pro-KMT districts, which gives the KMT advantage. Hence the result -- KMT gets 53.5% of the votes but obtained 77.22% of the seats, while DPP's 38.17% votes gets them only 16.46% seats.
The DPP actually gained more votes % despite the lower voter turnout (compare to previous LY elections) and against the KMT's heavy ad-campaigning. That is something to think about.
But there's still hope:
Voter turnout is usually higher for presidential elections. Higher turnout usually is better for the green camp. Also worth noting -- despite the non-stop bombarding of blue/red election campaign, the DPP votes% grew (35.72% --> 38.17%). I think Frank Hsieh still has a chance. It depends on how he will play out his campaign in the next 60+ days.
How will Hsieh work with a 2/3 KMT majority LY would be the question.
Historical Data: LY Election
|2001 LY||2004 LY||2008 LY|
Historical Data: Presidential Election
| ||2000 P|| || ||2004 P|| |
|82.69%|| || ||80.28%|| |