Mayor of Taipei

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Mayor of the City of Taipei
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NTU Medical Professor Ko Wen-je Talks in a Workshop in Taipei, TAIWAN 國立臺灣大學附設醫院教授柯文哲演講.jpg
Incumbent
Ko Wen-je

since December 25, 2014
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 the head of the Taipei City Government and is elected to a four-year term. Presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian and Ma Ying-jeou have all held this position prior to being elected President.

Taipei was elevated as a special municipality from 1967. The Mayor was an position appointed by the central government from 1967 to 1994, and the first public election for Mayor of Taipei was held in 1994.

The incumbent mayor is Ko Wen-je.

List of Mayors[edit]

      Independent       Kuomintang       Democratic Progressive

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 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 – 25 December 2014 5
4 Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) 25 December 2014 -
incumbent
Independent 6

Electoral history[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1994[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1994
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive (DPP)Vote1.png 3 Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) 615,090 43.67%
New Party (Taiwan) logo.svg New Party 2 Zhao Shao-kang (趙少康) 424,905 30.17%
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT) 4 Huang Ta-chou (黃大洲) 364,618 25.89%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Ji Rong-zhi (紀榮治) 3,941 0.28%
Total 1,408,554 100.00%
Voter turnout


Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT)Vote1.png 2 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 766,377 51.13%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive (DPP) 1 Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) 688,072 45.91%
New Party (Taiwan) logo.svg New Party 3 Wang Chien-shien (王建煊) 44,452 2.97%
Total 1,498,901 100.00%
Voter turnout


Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT)Vote1.png 2 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 873,102 64.11%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive (DPP) 1 Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) 488,811 35.89%
Total 1,361,913 100.00%
Voter turnout


Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT)Vote1.png 5 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 692,085 53.81%
Green Taiwan in White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive (DPP) 3 Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) 525,869 40.89%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 4 James Soong (宋楚瑜) 53,281 4.14%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1 Li Ao (李敖) 7,795 0.61%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 6 Ko Tzu-Hai (柯賜海) 3,687 0.29%
Taiwan Solidarity Union logo.svg Taiwan Solidarity Union 2 Clara Chou (周玉蔻) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,284,549 100.00%
Voter turnout

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2010[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2010
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT)Vote1.png 2 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 797,865 55.65%
DPP-Taiwan.svg Democratic Progressive (DPP) 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


Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent Vote1.png [2] 7 Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) 853,983 57.16%
Blue Sky White Sun.png Kuomintang (KMT) 6 Sean Lien (連勝文) 609,932 40.82%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 2 Zhao Yan-qing (趙衍慶) 15,898 1.06%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 5 Neil Peng (馮光遠) 8,080 0.54%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 3 Li Hong-xin (李宏信) 2,621 0.18%
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 4 Chen Yong-chang (陳永昌) 1,908 0.13%
三等國民公義人權自救黨 1 Chen Ru-bin (陳汝斌) 1,624 0.11%
Total 1,494,046 100.00%
Voter turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ First non-Kuomintang mayor and first elected mayor in special municipality era of Taipei.
  2. ^ Supported by the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan Solidarity Union, People First Party and other parties.

See also[edit]