What Kind of Government Does Taiwan Have?

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Taiwan's government is a multiparty democracy that consists of five government branches: the Legislative Yuan, the Executive Yuan, the Judicial Yuan, the Examination Yuan and the Control Yuan. The president and members of the Legislative Yuan are elected by popular vote. The Legislative Yuan is a unicameral sect with only one house.

The president chooses a premier who serves as president of the Executive Yuan. Officials are appointed to the Examination Yuan by the president. Members of the Judicial Yuan and Control Yuan are also appointed by the president, but these appointees must be approved by the Legislative Yuan.

The premier selects officials to be the heads of Taiwan's ministries; these heads help oversee the nation's bureaucracies.