The Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan’s first opposition party, was founded in 1986 to challenge the one-party authoritarian rule of the Kuomintang. The DPP is committed to political change, supporting freedom of speech, press, assembly and association. In the 2000 presidential election, DPP candidate Chen Shui-bian’s victory ended more than half a century of Kuomintang rule in Taiwan.
The opposition's antics hide the fact that the president is a 'lame duck' leader, analysts say
The chief prosecutor has dismissed suggestions that there is a pressing need for Hong Kong to have an independent director of public prosecutions (DPP). Kevin Zervos SC said it was "too simplistic" to call for an independent DPP without looking carefully at how the post would function.