Chapter 1. General Provisions
This act was formulated in order to establish a fair, competitive environment for political parties and ensure that the organization and operation of political parties comply with the principles of democracy in order to establish a healthy and robust party-based political process.
The term “competent authority” in this act refers to the Ministry of the Interior.
The term “political parties” in this act refers to political groups consisting of Republic of China citizens with a common political ideology who safeguard the free, democratic, constitutional order, assist in shaping the political will of the people, and nominate candidates for election to public office.
Political parties shall select free areas of the Republic of China as the seat of their organizations. Branch offices may be established.
Main offices of political parties shall be located in the organizational seat as prescribed in the preceding paragraph.
The organization and operation of political parties shall comply with democratic principles.
Political parties shall be subject to the same payment practices for the use of public venues, mass media, and/or other public facilities, and may not receive differential treatment without legitimate reason.