Minkuotang

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Minkuotang

民國黨
Mínguódǎng (Mandarin)
Mìn-koet Tóng (Hakka)
ChairpersonWu Hsu-chih
Founded13 March 2015
Dissolved25 January 2019
Merged intoCongress Party Alliance
Headquarters12F, No.70-1, Sec. 1, Chengde Rd., Datong District, Taipei, Republic of China
Membership (2015)Around 5,000
IdeologyThree Principles of the People
Pragmatism
Liberal conservatism
Political positionCentre to Centre-right
Domestic affiliationPan-Blue Coalition
ColoursGold
Legislative Yuan
0 / 113
Local Councillors
3 / 912
Website
www.mkt.org.tw
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Minkuotang or the Republican Party[1] (MKT; Chinese: 民國黨; pinyin: Mínguódǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bîn-kok Tóng) was a political party in the Republic of China (Taiwan).[2] 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[edit]

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.

Controversy[edit]

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.[3] However, party chairman Hsu Hsin-ying has denied such allegations, stating that the party "belongs to the people".

Electoral history[edit]

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,[4] but quit the race when People First Party chair James Soong chose her to be his vice presidential candidate.[5] The MKT fielded four total candidates in the 2016 elections,[4] and failed to win a seat.[5]

On 25 January 2019, the party was merged with the newly-formed Congress Party Alliance.[6]

Local elections[edit]

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Hsu Hsin-ying

Chairperson[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/01/15/2003637263
  2. ^ 內政部民政司公布之「政黨名冊」
  3. ^ "妙天禪師主導? 民國黨成立的內幕是... - 政治 - 自由時報電子報". news.ltn.com.tw. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  4. ^ a b Gerber, Abraham (11 September 2015). "MKT announces partial slate for legislative polls". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Gerber, Abraham (17 January 2016). "New Power Party wins five legislative seats". Taipei Times. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.storm.mg/article/778950
  7. ^ "竹縣長選戰認敗 徐欣瑩辭民國黨黨主席". 聯合新聞網 (in Chinese). 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2018-12-02.