Mayor of Taipei

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Mayor of the City of Taipei
Flag of Taipei City.svg
Flag of the Mayor
2008TaipeiCityNewYearCountdownParty ParadeFestival Lung-pin Hau.jpg
Incumbent
Hau Lung-pin

since December 25, 2010
Term length 4 years; may serve 1 consecutive terms
Inaugural holder Gao Yu-shu
Formation December 25, 2010
Website Office of the Mayor
Non-Kuomintang Taiwanese politician Wu San-lian (2L) celebrated his landslide victory (65.5%) in the first-time Taipei city mayoral election in January 1951 with his supporters. Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since December 1949.

The Mayor of Taipei is elected to a four-year term. Former Presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian and Ma Ying-jeou have all held this position prior to being elected President.

It was an appointed position from 1967 to 1994. Taipei was a special municipality from 1967; the first public election for Mayor of Taipei was held in 1994.

The incumbent mayor is Hau Lung-pin.

List of Mayors[edit]

      Independent       Kuomintang       Democratic Progressive Party

Special municipality era (appointed mayors)
# Name Office Political party Term
1 Gao Yu-shu (高玉樹) 1 June 1967 – 10 June 1972 Independent
2 Chang Feng-hsu (張豐緒) 10 June 1972 – 11 June 1976 Kuomintang
3 Lin Yang-kang (林洋港) 11 June 1976 – 9 June 1978 Kuomintang
4 Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) 9 June 1978 – 5 December 1981 Kuomintang
5 Shao En-hsin (邵恩新) 5 December 1981 – 19 April 1982 Kuomintang
6 Yang Jin-cong (楊金欉) 19 April 1982 – 30 May 1985 Kuomintang
7 Hsu Shui-teh (許水德) 30 May 1985 – 25 July 1988 Kuomintang
8 Wu Po-hsiung (吳伯雄) 25 July 1988 – 2 June 1990 Kuomintang
9 Huang Ta-chou (黃大洲) 2 June 1990 – 25 December 1994 Kuomintang
Special municipality era (direct elected mayors)
# Name Office Political party Term
1 Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) [1] 25 December 1994 – 25 December 1998 Democratic Progressive Party 1
2 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 25 December 1998 – 25 December 2002 Kuomintang 2
25 December 2002 – 25 December 2006 3
3 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 25 December 2006 – 25 December 2010 Kuomintang 4
25 December 2010 – 5

Electoral history[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election 2006

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Li Ao 7,795 0.61%
2 Clara Chou[2] 3,372 0.26%
3 Frank Hsieh 525,869 40.89%
4 James Soong[3] 53,281 4.14%
5 Hau Lung-pin Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 692,085 53.81%
6 Ke Tsi-hai 3,687 0.29%

Taipei Mayoral Election 2010

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) 2 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 797,865 55.65% Vote1.png
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 5 Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) 628,129 43.81%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 4 Francis Wu (吳武明) 3,672 0.26%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華) 2,238 0.16%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,433,736 100.00%
Voter turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ First non-Kuomintang mayor and first elected mayor in special municipality era of Taipei.
  2. ^ Despite Chou's expulsion from the Taiwan Solidarity Union on November 9, 2006, the Taiwan Solidarity Union cannot withdraw their recommendation for Chou under Republic of China's Public Officials Election and Recall Law. She would still contest the elections as a TSU candidate. (ETtoday Report)
  3. ^ James Soong is Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.

See also[edit]