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 four years; may serve 1 consecutive terms
Inaugural holder Kao Yu-shu
Formation December 25, 2010
Website Office of the Mayor
Non-Kuomintang Taiwanese politician Wu San-lien (2L) celebrated his landslide victory (65.5%) in the first-time Taipei city mayoral election in January 1951 with his supporters. Taipei has been the seat of central government of the Republic of China since December 1949.

The Mayor of Taipei is the head of the Taipei City Government and is elected to a four-year term. Until the election of Tsai Ing-wen, it was considered custom that all mayors of Taipei went on to being elected President of the Republic of China; 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 a 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]

Non-Kuomintang Taiwanese politician Wu San-lien (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.

  Kuomintang   Independent   Democratic Progressive

Japanese rule era

Provincial city era (appointed mayors)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Huang Chao-chin
黃朝琴
Huáng Cháoqín
(1897–1972)
1 November 1945 1 March 1946 Kuomintang
2 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Yu Mi-hsien
游彌堅
Yóu Míjiān
(1897–1971)
1 March 1946 6 February 1950 Kuomintang
3 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Wu San-lien
吳三連
Wú Sānlián
(1899–1988)
6 February 1950 1 November 1950 Independent
- Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Hsiang Chang-chuan [1][2]
項昌權
Xiàng Chāngquán
(1903–2000)
1 November 1950 1 February 1951 Independent

Provincial city era (direct elected mayors)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Political Party
4 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Wu San-lien
吳三連
Wú Sānlián
(1899–1988)
1 February 1951 2 June 1954 1 Independent[3]
5 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Kao Yu-shu
(Henry Kao)
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù
(1913–2005)
2 June 1954 2 June 1957 2 Independent[3]
6 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Huang Chi-jui
黃啟瑞
Huáng Qǐruì
(1910–1976)
2 June 1957 2 June 1960 3 Kuomintang
2 June 1960 August 1961 [4] 4
- Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Chou Pai-lien [1][5]
周百鍊
Zhōu Bǎiliàn
(1909–1991)
August 1961 14 December 1963 Kuomintang
6 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Huang Chi-jui
黃啟瑞
Huáng Qǐruì
(1910–1976)
14 December 1963[6] 2 June 1964 [7] Kuomintang
7 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Kao Yu-shu
(Henry Kao)
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù
(1913–2005)
2 June 1964 30 June 1967 5 Independent

Special municipality era (appointed mayors)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Kao Yu-shu
(Henry Kao)
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù
(1913–2005)
1 July 1967 10 June 1972 Independent
2 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Chang Feng-hsu
張豐緒
Zhāng Fēngxù
(1928–2014)
10 June 1972 11 June 1976 Kuomintang
3 Emblem of Taipei City (1920-1981).svg Lin Yang-kang
林洋港
Lín Yánggǎng
(1927–2013)
11 June 1976 9 June 1978 Kuomintang
4 Lee Teng-hui 2004 cropped.jpg Lee Teng-hui
李登輝
Lǐ Dēnghuī
(1923–)
9 June 1978 5 December 1981 Kuomintang
5 Emblem of Taipei City (1981-2010).svg Shao En-hsin
邵恩新
Shaò Ēnxīn
(1924–2014)
5 December 1981 19 April 1982 Kuomintang
6 Emblem of Taipei City (1981-2010).svg Yang Chin-tsung
楊金欉
Yáng Jīncóng
(1923–1990)
19 April 1982 30 May 1985 Kuomintang
7 Encyclopedia of Law by Sanmin Books Hsui-teh Hsu (3x4).jpg Hsu Shui-teh
許水德
Xǚ Shuǐdé
(1931- )
30 May 1985 25 July 1988 Kuomintang
8 Wuboxiong.png Wu Po-hsiung
吳伯雄
Wú Bóxióng
(1939- )
25 July 1988 2 June 1990 Kuomintang
- 2005Taipei101RunUp-ThomasHuang.jpg Huang Ta-chou
(Thomas Huang)[1][8]
黃大洲
Huáng Dàzhōu
(1936- )
2 June 1990 14 October 1990 Kuomintang
9 15 October 1990 25 December 1994

Special municipality era (direct elected mayors)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Political Party
10 2000-ele-Chen-CC4.png Chen Shui-bian
陳水扁
Chén Shuǐbiǎn
(1950–)
25 December 1994 25 December 1998 1 Democratic Progressive Party [9]
11 Ma-Candidate-Cropped.png Ma Ying-jeou
馬英九
Mǎ Yīngjiǔ
(1950–)
25 December 1998 25 December 2002 2 Kuomintang
25 December 2002 25 December 2006 3
12 2008TaipeiCityNewYearCountdownParty ParadeFestival Lung-pin Hau.jpg Hau Lung-pin
郝龍斌
Hǎo Lóngbīn
(1952–)
25 December 2006 25 December 2010 4 Kuomintang
25 December 2010 25 December 2014 5
13 柯文哲 (15972701052).jpg Ko Wen-je
柯文哲
Kē Wénzhé
(1959–)
25 December 2014 Incumbent 6 Independent

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 2 Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) 424,905 30.17%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 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 78.53%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 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 3 Wang Chien-shien (王建煊) 44,452 2.97%
Total 1,498,901 100.00%
Voter turnout 80.89%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 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 70.61%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 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 Ke Tsi-hai (柯賜海) 3,687 0.29%
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
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang (KMT)Vote1.png 2 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 797,865 55.65%
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 70.65%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014[edit]

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent Vote1.png [10] 7 Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) 853,983 57.16%
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg 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 70.46%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c As acting.
  2. ^ Deputy commissioner, Taiwan province civil affairs department.
  3. ^ a b China Democratic Socialist Party member; ran as independent.
  4. ^ Removed from office due to corruption charges.
  5. ^ Provincial council member.
  6. ^ Reinstated.
  7. ^ Term extended to 4 years.
  8. ^ Secretary general of the Taipei City Government.
  9. ^ First elected non-Kuomintang mayor in special municipality era of Taipei.
  10. ^ Supported by the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan Solidarity Union, People First Party and other parties.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Numazaki, Ichiro (1996). "The role of personal networks in the making of Taiwan's guanxiqiye (related enterprises)". In Brown, Rajeswary Ampalavanar. Chinese Business Enterprise: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management. 2. London: Routledge. pp. 409–423. ISBN 9780415132398.