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Republic of China legislative election, 1998


Republic of China legislative election, 1998

Republic of China legislative election, 1998

1 December 1998

All 225 seats to the Legislative Yuan
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Lee Teng-hui Lin Yi-hsiung
Party Kuomintang Democratic Progressive
Last election 85 54
Seats won 123 70

  New Party

President of the
Legislative Yuan before election

Liu Sung-pan

Elected President of the
Legislative Yuan

Wang Jin-pyng

Legislative elections were held in the Republic of China (R.O.C./Taiwan) on 5 December 1998.[1] The result was a victory for the Kuomintang, which won 123 of the 225 seats. Voter turnout was 68.1%.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Kuomintang 4,659,679 46.4 123 +38
Democratic Progressive Party 2,966,834 29.6 70 +16
New Party 708,465 7.1 11 -10
Democratic Union of Taiwan 375,118 3.7 4 New
New Nation Alliance 157,826 1.6 1 New
Taiwan Independence Party 145,118 1.5 1 New
Nationwide Democratic Nonpartisan Union 66,033 0.7 3 +3
Green Party Taiwan 8,089 0.1 0 New
Chinese Taiwan Aboriginies Party 1,171 0.0 0 0
Chinese Youth Party 723 0.0 0 New
National Democratic Party 342 0.0 0 New
Independents 946,431 9.4 12 +8
Invalid/blank votes 152,473 - - -
Total 10,188,302 100 225 +61
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
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