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The business of getting elected

Originating in the United States, political campaigning has become a mini-industry driven by the potentially significant rewards on offer.

Supporters gathering at a recent fund raiser for Taiwan's main opposition party as the month-long presidential election campaign period kicks off. The Taiwanese presidential and legislative polls will take place on Jan 16.

THE eyes of much of the world will be on the US presidential and legislative elections in 2016 with Democrats and Republicans fighting for control of the White House and Congress. However, there is a much wider range of eye-catching ballots taking place in the next 12 months, especially in the...