In the spring of the year 1950, the Executive Yuan promulgated the 〝Regulations Governing Self-Government of the Counties and Municipalities in Taiwan Province〞 to become effective in April of the same year. County and municipal councils were duly organized in all the counties and municipalities, and all local authorities ranking from magistrates and mayors down toward chiefs were elected by the people. To commemorate this movemen , the Postal Administration issued a set of stamps with a design showing a farmer casting a vote, with a bundle of rice stalks in his hands.
In a panel beneath the neck of the farmer are the characters〝臺灣省實行地方自治紀念〞(to commemorate the enforcement of local self`government in Taiwan province). Face values in Chinese characters and Arabic figures are shown in two lines in the upper left corner over the map of Taiwan, showing that Taiwan is the province which put local self`government into practice.
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