Green Party Taiwan

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Green Party Taiwan
台灣綠黨
Táiwān Lǜ Dǎng
Chairperson Robin Winkler (Co-chair)
Yang Chang-ling (Co-chair)
Founded 1996-01-25
Headquarters 5F, No. 13, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan (ROC)[1]
Ideology Green politics
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Asia-Pacific Green Network
Global Greens
Colours Green
Legislative Yuan
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Local Government
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Website
greenparty.org.tw
Politics of the Republic of China
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Elections
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The Green Party Taiwan (台灣綠黨, pinyin: Táiwān Lǜ Dǎng, Taiwanese: Tâi-ôan Le̍k Tóng) is a political party in Taiwan established on 25 January 1996. The party is not a member of, and should not be confused with, the Pan-Green Coalition. As its name suggests, the Green Party Taiwan focuses on environmental issues. Green Party Taiwan is a member of the Asia-Pacific Greens Federation and participates in the Global Greens.

Electoral history[edit]

In the 2008 legislative election, the Green Party of Taiwan formed a red-green coalition with a labour-led organization Raging Citizens Act Now! (人民火大行動聯盟),[2] but failed to win any seats.

In the 2012 legislative election, Green Party Taiwan garnered 1.7% of the party vote. While still far short of the 5% threshold to win a seat in the legislature, this makes it the largest extraparliamentary party in Taiwan.[3] Its best showing is in Ponso no Tao where Taiwan’s nuclear waste storage facility is located. There, the party collected 35.76% of the party votes due to its strong antinuclear stance.

List of chairpersons[edit]

  • Mr. Kao Cheng-yan, 1996–1997 and 2003-2004 Chair. Professor of Computer Science at National Taiwan University; Green Party Taiwan's founding chair; former director of Taiwan Environmental Protection Union; candidate for the Legislative Yuan in 1998 and 2001.
  • Mr. Shin-Min Shih (施信民), 1998 Chair. Professor of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University; President of the Institute of Environment and Resource; former Director of Taiwan Environmental Protection Union;
  • Ms. Kuang-Yu Chen (陳光宇), 1999-2000 Chair. candidate for the Taipei City Councilor in 1998.
  • Mr. Ayo Cheng (鄭先祐), 2001-2002 Chair. Dean of College of Environment and Ecology at National University of Tainan; former director of Taiwan Environmental Protection Union.
  • Ms. Yenwen Peng (彭渰雯), 2005 Chair. Assistant professor of Public Administration and Management at Shih Hsin University; candidate for the Taipei City Councilor in 1998.
  • Mr. Sam Lin (林聖崇), 2006 Co-chair. Former Chair of Taiwan Ecology Conservation Union.
  • Ms. Jolan Hsieh (謝若蘭), 2006 Co-chair. Assistant professor of Indigenous Culture at National Dong Hua University.
  • Ms. Manli Chen (陳曼麗), 2007 Co-chair. Former president of the Homemakers' Union and Foundation; former president of the National Union of Taiwan Women Association; candidate for the Legislative Yuan in 2008.
  • Mr. Huei-Sean Hong (洪輝祥), 2007 Co-chair. President of Pingdong Environmental Protection Union; candidate for the Legislative Yuan in 2004.
  • Ms. Bau-Ju Chung (鍾寶珠), 2008-2009 Co-chair. President of Hualien Environmental Protection Union; candidate for the Hualien County Councilor in 1998, 2002.
  • Mr. Hong-Lin Chang (張宏林), 2008-2009 Co-chair. Secretary General of the Taiwan NPO Self-regulation Alliance; former Secretary General of the Society of Wildness; candidate for the Taipei City Councilor in 2006.
  • Robin Winkler: co-chair for 2011; lawyer and founder of Wild at Heart; naturalised Taiwanese citizen.

Notable persons[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green Party Official Website
  2. ^ 人民火大行動聯盟 Raging Citizens Act Now!
  3. ^ 綠黨超越新黨 成小黨落選頭. China Times (2012-01-15): Greens surpassing the New Party to be the largest extraparliamentary party.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ 我為甚麼支持綠黨? (Why do I support the Green Party?)
  6. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/6O5GV4mUy

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