Chairman of the Kuomintang

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Chairman of the Kuomintang
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg
Logo of the Kuomintang
Naval Jack of the Republic of China.svg
Flag of the Kuomintang
Wu Den-yih (Chopped).jpg
Incumbent
Wu Den-yih

since 20 August 2017
Central Committee of the Kuomintang
TypeParty leader
Term lengthTwo consecutive 4-year terms
Inaugural holderSun Yat-sen
(as Premier of the Kuomintang)
Formation1912
DeputyVice Chairman of the Kuomintang

The Chairman of the Kuomintang is the leader of the Kuomintang party of the Republic of China. The position has previously been titled as President (1912–1914), Premier (1919–1925), Chairman of the Central Executive Committee (1925–1938), Director-General (1938–1975), and Chairman (from 1975). The post is currently held by Wu Den-yih, who succeeded Lin Junq-tzer on 20 August 2017. The Chairman is now directly elected by party members for a term of four years, and may be re-elected for a second term.

List of party leaders[edit]

Presidents (1912–1914)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office
1 Sunyatsen1.jpg Sun Yat-sen 25 August 1912 8 July 1914
Song Jiaoren.jpg Song Jiaoren 25 August 1912 22 March 1913

Premier (1919–1925)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office
1 Sunyatsen1.jpg Sun Yat-sen 10 October 1919 12 March 1925

Chairmen of the Central Executive Committee (1925–1938)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office
Liao Zhongkai.jpg Liao Zhongkai 12 March 1925 20 August 1925
1 Zhang Jingjiang3.jpg Zhang Renjie 19 May 1926 6 July 1926
2 Jiang Jieshi2.jpg Chiang Kai-shek 6 July 1926 11 March 1927
3 Wu Jingheng.jpgLi Shizeng.jpg Woo Tsin-hangLi Yuying 17 October 1927 7 December 1935
4 Hu Hanmin2.jpg Hu Hanmin 7 December 1935 12 May 1936
Jiang Jieshi2.jpg Chiang Kai-shek 12 May 1936 1 April 1938

Director-General (1938–1975)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office Notes
1 Chiang Kai-shek at Double Ten Day Parade 19661010.jpg Chiang Kai-shek 1 April 1938 5 April 1975 Generalissimo of the Nationalist Government (1932–1946)
Premier of the Republic of China (1935–1938, 1939–1945, 1947)
Chairman of the National Government (1943–1948)
President of the Republic of China (1948–1949, Mainland China)
President of the Republic of China (1950–1975, Taiwan)
Died in office.

Chairmen (from 1975)[edit]

Order Term Portrait Name Term of Office Elected Party Congress Notes
1 1 ChiangChingkuo photo.jpg Chiang Ching-kuo 28 April 1975 13 January 1988
(Died in office)
(unopposed) 12th Incumbent Premier (1972–1978)
Incumbent President (1978–1988)
Died in office.
President Lee teng hui (cropped).png Lee Teng-hui
resigned
27 January 1988 8 July 1988 acting Incumbent Vice President (1984–1988)
2 2 8 July 1988 22 August 1993 (unopposed) 13th Incumbent President (1988–2000)
3 22 August 1993 28 August 1997 (unopposed) 14th
4 28 August 1997 24 March 2000 (unopposed) 15th Resigned after defeat in the presidential election.
連戰.jpg Lien Chan 24 March 2000 30 July 2001 acting Premier (1993–1997)
Vice President (1996–2000)
3 5 30 July 2001 19 August 2005 see 2001 election 16th
4 6 Ma Ying-jeou official cropped.jpg Ma Ying-jeou
resigned
19 August 2005 13 February 2007 see 2005 election 17th Incumbent Mayor of Taipei (1998–2006)
Wuboxiong.png Wu Po-hsiung
interim
13 February 2007 14 March 2007 acting
Chiang Pin-kung by VOA.jpg Chiang Pin-kung
interim
14 March 2007 11 April 2007 acting
5 Wuboxiong.png Wu Po-hsiung 11 April 2007 17 October 2009 see 2007 by-election
(4) 7 Ma Ying-jeou official cropped.jpg Ma Ying-jeou
resigned
17 October 2009 29 September 2013 see 2009 election 18th Incumbent President (2008–2016)
8 29 September 2013 3 December 2014[1] see 2013 election 19th Resigned after defeat in the local election.
Wu Den-yih (Chopped).jpg Wu Den-yih
interim
3 December 2014 19 January 2015 acting Incumbent Vice President (2012–2016)
6 Eric Chu Chopped 2017.png Eric Chu
Chu Li-luan

resigned
19 January 2015 16 January 2016 see 2015 by-election Incumbent Mayor of New Taipei (2010–2018)
Resigned after defeat in presidential and legislative elections.
Huang Min-hui chopped.png Huang Min-hui
interim
16 January 2016 30 March 2016 acting
7 Hong Hsiu-chu chopped.jpg Hung Hsiu-chu
resigned
30 March 2016 3 July 2017 see 2016 by-election Member of the Legislative Yuan (1990–2016)
Vice President of the Legislative Yuan (2012–2016)
Lin Junq-tzer.jpg Lin Junq-tzer
interim
3 July 2017 19 August 2017 acting
8 9 Wu Den-yih (Chopped).jpg Wu Den-yih 20 August 2017 Incumbent see 2017 election 20th Premier (2009–2012)
Vice President (2012–2016)

List of deputy party leaders[edit]

Vice Chairman of the Central Executive Committee (1935–1938)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office
1 Chiang Kai-shek at Double Ten Day Parade 19661010.jpg Chiang Kai-shek 7 December 1935 1 April 1938

Vice Directors-General (1938–1939; 1957–1965)[edit]

Order Portrait Name Term of Office
1 Wang Zhaoming.jpg Wang Jingwei 1 April 1938 1 January 1939
2 Chen Cheng.jpg Chen Cheng
(Died in post)
23 October 1957 5 March 1965

Vice Chairmen (from 1993)[edit]

Term
(1st time elected)
Name Term of Office Notes
3 Li Yuan-tsu 18 August 1993 27 August 1997
27 August 1997 18 June 2000
Hau Pei-tsun 18 August 1993 14 December 1995 Expelled by the party in 1995 for an independent presidential campaign. Returned in 2005.
Lin Yang-kang 18 August 1993 14 December 1995 Expelled by the party in 1995 for an independent presidential campaign. Returned in 2005.
Lien Chan 18 August 1993 27 August 1997 As Premier of the Executive Yuan (1993-1997), Vice President (1996-2000).
  • Senior Vice Chair
27 August 1997 18 June 2000 As Vice President (1996-2000), 2000 Kuomintang presidential nominee.
  • Senior Vice Chair
  • Acting Chair (24 March - 18 June 2000)
4 Yu Kuo-hwa 27 August 1997 18 June 2000
18 June 2000 4 October 2000 (Died in post)
Chiu Chuang-huan 27 August 1997 18 June 2000
5 Chiang Pin-kung 30 March 2000 30 March 2003
  • Senior Vice Chair
30 March 2003 19 August 2005
  • Senior Vice Chair
19 August 2005 27 February 2007
  • Senior Vice Chair
  • Acting Chair (14 March - 11 April 2007)
27 February 2007 17 October 2009
  • Senior Vice Chair
17 October 2009 19 September 2012
  • Senior Vice Chair
Vincent Siew
Siew Wan-chang
18 June 2000 29 July 2001
29 July 2001 23 March 2005
Wang Jin-pyng 18 June 2000 29 July 2001 As President of the Legislative Yuan.
29 July 2001 19 August 2005 As President of the Legislative Yuan.
Chiang Chung-ling 18 June 2000 29 July 2001
29 July 2001 30 March 2003
Wu Po-hsiung 18 June 2000 29 July 2001
  • Acting Chair (13 February - 14 March 2007)
29 July 2001 19 August 2005
19 August 2005 11 April 2007
Lin Cheng-chih (林澄枝) 18 June 2000 29 July 2001
29 July 2001 19 August 2005
19 August 2005 19 April 2006
6 Ma Ying-jeou 30 March 2003 19 August 2005 As Mayor of Taipei City.
7 John Kuan
Kuan Chung
19 August 2005 22 November 2008
Lin Yi-shih 12 April 2006 24 January 2008
Chang Jen-hsiang (章仁香) 19 April 2006 20 May 2008
Chan Chun-po 12 January 2007 17 October 2009
17 October 2009 30 April 2014
Lin Fong-cheng 11 April 2007 17 October 2009
17 October 2009 30 April 2014
8 John Chiang
Chiang Hsiao-yen
22 November 2008 17 October 2009
17 October 2009 30 April 2014
Wu Den-yih 22 November 2008 17 October 2009
4 June 2014 19 January 2015 As Vice President.
  • Senior Vice Chair
Tseng Yung-chuan 22 November 2008 17 October 2009
  • Senior Vice Chair
17 October 2009 15 February 2012
  • Senior Vice Chair
15 February 2012 19 January 2015
  • Senior Vice Chair (until 4 June 2014)
20 August 2017 Incumbent
Eric Chu
Chu Li-luan
22 November 2008 17 October 2009
26 May 2010 23 December 2010
30 April 2014 19 January 2015 As Mayor of New Taipei City.
Huang Min-hui 22 November 2008 17 October 2009
17 October 2009 16 January 2016
Hung Hsiu-chu 15 February 2012 19 January 2015
Jason Hu
Hu Chih-chiang
30 April 2014 19 January 2015
18 May 2016 30 June 2017
Hau Lung-pin 30 April 2014 16 January 2016
  • Senior Vice Chair
18 May 2016 30 June 2017
20 August 2017 Incumbent
Lin Junq-tzer 18 May 2016 30 June 2017
Steve Chan
Chan Chi-hsien
15 June 2016 7 January 2017
  • Senior Vice Chair
Chen Chen-hsiang 23 November 2016 30 June 2017

Timeline[edit]

Wu Den-yihHung Hsiu-chuEric ChuWu Po-hsiungMa Ying-jeouLien ChanLee Teng-huiChiang Ching-kuo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中國國民黨大事記 (in Chinese). 中國國民黨全球資訊網. Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-07-26.