The Taiwanese people have voted against the government’s policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy by 2025 in a referendum held alongside local elections on 24 November. Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected to government in January 2016 having a policy of creating a “nuclear-free homeland” by 2025. Shortly after taking office, the DPP government passed an amendment to the Electricity Act, passing its phase-out policy into law. The referendum proposal asked voters whether they agree with abolishing Paragraph 1 of Article 95 of the Electricity Act, which stipulates that “all nuclear energy-based power-generating facilities shall completely cease operations by 2025”.
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