|Founded||13 March 2015|
|Dissolved||25 January 2019|
|Merged into||Congress Party Alliance|
|Headquarters||12F, No.70-1, Sec. 1, Chengde Rd., Datong District, Taipei, Republic of China|
|Membership (2015)||Around 5,000|
|Ideology||Three Principles of the People|
|Political position||Centre to Centre-right|
|Domestic affiliation||Pan-Blue Coalition|
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Minkuotang or the Republican Party (MKT; Chinese: 民國黨; pinyin: Mínguódǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bîn-kok Tóng) was a political party in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The party was established on 13 March 2015 by former Kuomintang legislative representative Hsu Hsin-ying, with the founding assembly held on 18 March 2015.
Party flag and emblem
The party flag of Minkuotang consisted of the national emblem of the Republic of China in the center with a golden background, representing the party's aim of reviving and making the country wealthy. The flag was controversial for its use of the national emblem in its party flag, but the flag was later approved by the Ministry of the Interior.
Soon after its founding in 2015, the party faced allegations that it was funded for religious causes, after it was revealed that prominent religious figure Chan Master Wujue Miaotian is supporting the party for the 2016 general election. However, party chairman Hsu Hsin-ying has denied such allegations, stating that the party "belongs to the people".
Party chair Hsu Hsin-ying switched party affiliations from the Kuomintang to the Minkuotang midway through her term as Hsinchu County legislator. She ran for reelection in the 2016 legislative elections, but quit the race when People First Party chair James Soong chose her to be his vice presidential candidate. The MKT fielded four total candidates in the 2016 elections, and failed to win a seat.
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