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Republic of China legislative election, 1972

The second supplementary elections took place for the National Assembly and Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China on 23 December 1972.[1]


  • Background 1
  • Results 2
    • Legislative Yuan 2.1
    • National Assembly 2.2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


Compared with the first supplementary election the number of eligible seats for the National Assembly had been increased from 15 to 53 and for the Legislative Yuan from 11 to 51. Of these, 36 were representing Taiwan Province and the special municipality of Taipei and were to be elected directly. The remaining 15 seats were to represent Mainland Chinese living on Taiwan. These delegates were chosen by the President after being advised by organizations representing the Mainland Chinese population on Taiwan.


Turnout for the supplementary election of the National Assembly was 68.35% and 68.18% for the Legislative Yuan. Of the newly elected members to the National Assembly 43 belonged to the Kuomintang and 10 were independent. Of the 36 elected delegates to the Legislative Yuan 30 belonged to the Kuomintang, 5 were independent and 1 belonged to the Chinese Youth Party. All representatives chosen were born Taiwanese except for 10 (5 in each of the legislative bodies) who were from the Mainland.

Legislative Yuan

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Kuomintang 41 +33
Chinese Youth Party 1 New
Independents 9 +6
Invalid/blank votes 368,289 - - -
Total 5,187,312 100 51 +40
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Kuomintang 43 +28
Independents 10 New
Invalid/blank votes 309,972 - - -
Total 5,177,167 100 53 +38
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p535 ISBN 0-19-924959-8

Further reading

Copper, John F. and George P. Chen (1984), Taiwan’s Elections. Political Development and Democratization in the Republic of China, [Baltimore, Md.], Occasional Papers/Reprints Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, no. 5-1984 (64), ISBN 0-942182-66-9

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