Vice President of the Legislative Yuan

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Vice President of the
Legislative Yuan
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Tsai Chi-Chang from VOA (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Tsai Chi-chang

since 1 February 2016
Appointer Elected by the Legislative Yuan
Term length 4 years, no term limits
Inaugural holder Lin Sen
Formation 13 March 1928

The Vice President of the Legislative Yuan (Chinese: 立法院副院長; pinyin: Lìfǎ Yuàn Fùyuàn Zhǎng) is the deputy presiding officer of the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China. The current Vice President is Tsai Chi-chang, a Democratic Progressive Party legislator representing the first district of Taichung.

Election[edit]

The Vice President is elected by and from among all members of the Yuan in a preparatory meeting held on the first reporting day of the first session of each Legislative Yuan, and he or she shall serve a term the same length as that of other members.

Duty[edit]

In absent of the President, the Vice President may presides over the Yuan Sittings and the meetings of the Committee of the Entire Yuan and is responsible for the administration of the Yuan.

List of Vice Presidents[edit]

  Kuomintang (Nationalist)   People First Party   Democratic Progressive Party

Pre-1947 Constitution[edit]

Name Office Political Party
Lin Sen
林森
Lín Sēn
8 October 1928 – 2 March 1931 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang
Shao Yuanchong
邵元沖
Shào Yuánchōng
2 March 1931 – 28 December 1931 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang
Qin Zhen
覃振
Qín Zhèn
28 December 1931 – 14 May 1932 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang
Shao Yuanchong
邵元沖
Shào Yuánchōng
acting
14 May 1932 – 12 January 1933 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang
Ye Chucang
葉楚傖
Yè Chǔcāng
12 January 1933 – 18 June 1948 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang
Chen Lifu
陳立夫
Chén Lìfū
18 June 1948 – 22 December 1948 Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang

Post-1947 Constitution[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Term Electoral mandates Political Party President
1 Chen Lifu
陳立夫
Chén Lìfū
(1900-2001)
17 May 1948 23 Dec 1948 1 1948 KMT Chiang Kai-shek
2 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Liu Jin-chin
劉健群
Liú Jiànqún
(1903-1972)
MLY for Kweichow 2nd District
24 Dec 1948 7 Oct 1950 1 KMT Chiang Kai-shek
3 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Huang Guo-shu
黃國書
Huáng Guóshū
(1905-1987)
MLY for Taiwan at-large
7 Oct 1950 24 Feb 1961 1 KMT Chiang Kai-shek
4 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Ni Wen-ya
倪文亞
Ní Wényà
(1902-2006)
MLY for Chekiang 3rd District
24 Feb 1961 22 Feb 1972 1 1969 KMT Chiang Kai-shek
5 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Liu Kwo-tsai
劉闊才
Liú Kuòcái
(1911-1993)
MLY for Taiwan 1st District
22 Feb 1972 18 Oct 1988 1 1972
1975
1980
1983
1986
KMT Chiang Kai-shek, Yen Chia-kan, Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Teng-hui
6 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Liang Su-yung
梁肅戎
(1920-2004)
Liáng Sùróng
MLY for Liaopeh at-large
18 Oct 1988 2 Dec 1990 1 1989 KMT Lee Teng-hui
7 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Liu Sung-pan
劉松藩
Liú Sōngfān
(1931-2016)
MLY for Taiwan 6th District
2 Dec 1990 31 Dec 1991 1 KMT Lee Teng-hui
8 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Shen Shih-hsiung
沈世雄
Shěn Shìxióng
MLY for Taiwan 8th District
17 Jan 1992 1 Feb 1993 1 KMT Lee Teng-hui

Direct Democratic Election[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took Office Left Office Term Electoral mandates Political Party President
9 Wang Jin-pyng, President of the Legislative Yuan (7172294519) (cropped).jpg Wang Jin-pyng
王金平
Wáng Jīnpíng
(1941-)
MLY for Kaohsiung County
1 Feb 1993 31 Jan 1996 2 1992 53.0% KMT Lee Teng-hui
1 Feb 1996 31 Jan 1999 3 1995 46.1%
10 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Yao Eng-chi
饒穎奇
Ráo Yǐngqí
(1934-)
MLY for Nationwide KMT at-large №1
1 Feb 1999 31 Jan 2002 4 1998 46.4% KMT Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian
11 Chiangpinkung.jpg Chiang Pin-kung
江丙坤
Jiāng Bǐngkūn
(1932-)
MLY for Nationwide KMT at-large №2
1 Feb 2002 31 Jan 2005 5 2001 31.3% + 23.2% (Pan-Blue Coalition) KMT Chen Shui-bian
12 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg David Chung
鍾榮吉
Zhōng Róngjí
(1943-)
MLY for Nationwide PFP at-large №5
1 Feb 2005 31 Jan 2008 6 2004 34.9% + 14.9% (Pan-Blue Coalition) PFP Chen Shui-bian
First non-KMT Vice President of the Legislative Yuan.
13 National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Tseng Yung-chuan
曾永權
Zéng Yǒngquán
(1947-)
MLY for Nationwide KMT at-large №3
1 Feb 2008 31 Jan 2012 7 2008 53.5% KMT Chen Shui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou
14 Hong Hsiu-chu chopped.jpg Hung Hsiu-chu
洪秀柱
Hóng Xiùzhù
(1948-)
MLY for Nationwide KMT at-large №6
1 Feb 2012 1 Feb 2016 8 2012 44.5% KMT Ma Ying-jeou
First female Vice President of the Legislative Yuan.
15 Tsai Chi-Chang from VOA (cropped).jpg Tsai Chi-chang
蔡其昌
Caì Qíchāng
(1969-)
MLY for Taichung 1
1 Feb 2016 Incumbent 9 2016 44.1% DPP Ma Ying-jeou, Tsai Ing-wen
First DPP Vice President of the Legislative Yuan.

See also[edit]

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