|地方派系與國民黨：衰退還是深化？=Local Factions and the Kuomintang: Decline or Deepening Crisis?
System of clientelism;
Legislative yuan election;
| This paper uses two indicators to identify the relationship between local factions and the Kumintang (KMT): the rate of nominations, and the efficiency of elections. The study intends to estimate the local factions election efficiency and their nomination percentage in legislative elections during the period 1983-2001. During the 1980s, the election efficiency of local factions was a rising efficiency in the relationship between the KMT and the local factions as larger quotas of KMT nominations were occupied by faction-linked candidates. Lesser faction-linked nominee quotas on the KMT lists during the declining years of 1995-2001 characterized a lower election efficiency. This transitional relationship perhaps explains the KMT’s failure in the legislative elections during 1983 to 2001. It would be interesting to discuss the factors that caused local factions to lose electoral efficiency and deepen the crisis of the KMT.