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Republic of China legislative election, 2008

 

Republic of China legislative election, 2008

Republic of China legislative election, 2008

January 12, 2008

All 113 seats to the Legislative Yuan
57 seats are needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Wu Po-hsiung Chen Shui-bian
Party Kuomintang Democratic Progressive
Alliance Pan-Blue Pan-Green
Leader since February 27, 2007 May 20, 2000
Last election 79 seats, 34.90% 89 seats, 37.98%
Seats won 81 27
Popular vote 5,010,801 3,610,106
Percentage 51.2% 36.9%

Results:
  Kuomintang
  DPP
  Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
  Independent

President of the
Legislative Yuan before election

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

Elected President of the
Legislative Yuan

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

The 7th Legislative elections were held on January 12, 2008 in the Republic of China (R.O.C./Taiwan). The results gave the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Pan-Blue Coalition a supermajority (86 of the 113 seats) in the legislature, handing a heavy defeat to then-President Chen Shui-bian's Democratic Progressive Party, which won the remaining 27 seats only. The junior partner in the Pan-Green Coalition, the Taiwan Solidarity Union, won no seats.

These elections elected the first set of legislators to serve a longer four-year term in the Legislative Yuan, after an amendment in the Constitution of the Republic of China in 2005, which intended to synchronize the legislative and presidential elections and reduce the size of the Legislative Yuan by half (see Republic of China National Assembly election, 2005). Two transitional justice referendums, both of which failed to pass due to low turnout, were held at the same time.

Contents

  • Legislature reform 1
  • Impact of the electoral system 2
  • Results 3
  • Legislators elected through constituency and aborigine ballots 4
  • Legislators elected through nationwide constituency and overseas Chinese ballots 5
  • Impact 6
  • Reaction from the People’s Republic of China 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Legislature reform

For the first time in the history of the Republic of China, most members of the Legislative Yuan were to be elected from single-member districts: 73 of the 113 members were chosen in such districts by the plurality voting system (first-past-the-post). Parallel to the single member constituencies, 34 seats under an Additional Member System were elected in one national district by party-list proportional representation. For these seats, only political parties whose votes exceed a five percent threshold were eligible for the allocation. Six further seats were reserved for Taiwanese aborigines. Therefore, each elector had two ballots under parallel voting.

The aboriginal members were elected by single non-transferable vote in two 3-member constituencies for lowland aborigines and highland aborigines respectively. This did not fulfill the promise in the treaty-like document A New Partnership Between the Indigenous Peoples and the Government of Taiwan, where each of the 13 recognized indigenous peoples was to get at least one seat, and the distinction between highland and lowland abolished.

The breakdown by administrative unit was:[1]

Jurisdiction Seats Jurisdiction Seats Jurisdiction Seats
Taipei City 8 Taichung City 3 Kaohsiung County 4
Kaohsiung City 5 Changhua County 4 Pingtung County 3
Taipei County 12 Yunlin County 2 Yilan County 1
Keelung City 1 Nantou County 2 Hualien County 1
Taoyuan County 6 Chiayi County 2 Taitung County 1
Hsinchu City 1 Chiayi City 1 Penghu County 1
Hsinchu County 1 Tainan County 3 Kinmen County 1
Miaoli County 2 Tainan City 2 Lienchiang County 1
Taichung County 5

The delimitation of the single-member constituencies within the cities and counties was a major political issue, with bargaining between the government and the legislature. Of the 15 cities and counties to be partitioned (the ten others have only one seat), only seven of the districting schemes proposed by the CEC were approved in a normal way. The eight other schemes were decided by drawing lots: "Taipei and Taichung cities and Miaoli and Changhua counties will adopt the version suggested by the CEC, while Kaohsiung city will follow the consensus of the legislature. Taipei county will follow the proposal offered by the opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union, Taoyuan county will adopt the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s scheme, and Pingtung county will use the scheme agreed upon by the Non-partisan Solidarity Union, People First Party, Kuomintang and Taiwan Solidarity Union."[2]

Impact of the electoral system

The elections were the first held under a new electoral system which had been approved by both major parties in constitutional amendments adopted in 2005, but which one political scientist has argued favored the KMT. The rules are set up so that every county has at least one seat, which gave a higher representation for smaller counties in which the KMT traditionally has done well. Northern counties tend to be marginally in favor of KMT, whereas southern counties tend to be strongly for DPP, and the single member system limits this advantage. The partially led to the result that the legislative count was highly in favor of the KMT while the difference in the number of votes cast for the KMT and DPP were less dramatic.[3]

It was considered possible that the Republic of China presidential election, 2008 would be held on the same day as this election, but this was eventually not the case, with the presidential happening 10 weeks later, in March. Two referendums were held on the same date.

Results

85 1 27
Pan-Blue coalition I Pan-Green coalition
Summary of the Republic of China Legislative Yuan elections, 2008[1]
Parties Constituency and
Aboriginal
Party list Total seats
Votes % +/−[2] Seats Votes % Seats Outgoing % Incoming % +/−[2]
   Kuomintang registration 5,291,512 53.5 +20.7 61 5,010,801 51.2 20 90 40.0 81 71.7 +31.7
     Kuomintang 54 17 85 71
     People First Party co-nomination[3] 5 3 - 8
     New Party endorsement[4] 2 - 5 2
Non-Partisan Solidarity Union[5] 239,317 2.4 -1.2 3 68,527 0.7 0 8 3.6 3 2.7 -0.9
People First Party[3] 28,254 0.3 -13.3 1 - - - 20 8.9 1 0.9 -8.0
New Party[4] - - (-0.1) - 386,660 4.0 0 - - 0 0 -
Pan-Blue coalition[6] 5,559,083 56.2 +5.7 65 5,465,988 55.9 20 118 52.4 85 75.2 +22.8
   Democratic Progressive Party 3,775,352 38.2 +2.5 13 3,610,106 36.9 14 90 40.0 27 23.9 -16.1
Taiwan Solidarity Union 93,840 0.9 -6.9 0 344,887 3.5 0 7 3.1 0 0 -3.1
Taiwan Constitution Association 3,926 <0.1 0 30,315 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pan-Green coalition 3,863,118 39.1 -4.4 13 3,954,993 40.7 14 97 43.1 27 23.9 -19.2
   Home Party 6,355 <0.1 0 77,870 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green Party Taiwan 14,767 0.1 0 58,473 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taiwan Farmers' Party 8,681 <0.1 0 57,144 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil Party 6,562 <0.1 0 48,192 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Third Society Party 10,057 0.1 0 45,594 0.5 0 1 0.4 0 0 -0.4
Hakka Party 8,860 <0.1 0 42,004 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independents[6] 393,346 4.0 -1.9 1 - - - 1 0.4 1 0.9 +0.5
Vacant - - - - - - - 8 3.6 - - -
Total[7] 10,050,619 - - - 10,076,239 - - 225 100 113 100 -

1. ^ The results of the election have been released by the Central Election Commission of the Republic of China [1] (pdf)
2. ^ This is the first legislative election in the Republic of China in which voters cast separate ballots for constituency and party list candidates. In past elections, voters cast only a constituency ballot, and party list allocation was determined by the total constituency votes that each party received. Due to limited comparability between this election and past elections, an increase / decrease comparison is made here for: constituency votes received in 2004 vs 2008 and percentage of total seats in outgoing legislature vs incoming legislature in 2008.
3. ^ In a pre-election agreement, the Kuomintang and the People First Party agreed to register most PFP constituency candidates as KMT candidates, and nominate a common KMT party list, in order to prevent splitting of the Pan-Blue vote. The PFP won one aboriginal seat it contested under its own name, five constituency seats contested under the KMT banner, and three seats within the KMT party list.
4. ^ Under New Party direction, all New Party legislators in the outgoing legislature had joined the KMT, and New Party members ran as KMT candidates with New Party endorsement in this election. The New Party ran only party list candidates in this election but failed to pass the 5% threshold.
5. ^ The NPSU is formally neither part of the Pan-Blue or Pan-Green coalition, but its members tend to ally themselves with the pan-Blue coalition, and were endorsed by the KMT in this election.
6. ^ Chen Fu-hai of Kinmen, the lone independent elected in this election, is a former KMT member and endorses the KMT presidential campaign. Hence the strength of the Pan-Blue coalition is taken as 86. (see ) The outgoing independent is Li Ao, who while refusing ally with either coalition, usually voted with pan-Blue.
7. ^ Total ballots cast. The turnout was 58.28% for the party-list ballots and 58.5% for the constituency ballots. In addition to the parties above, the following minor parties did not contest party list seats and did not win constituency seats: Dadao Compassion Jishih Party, Democratic Freedom Party, Hongyun Jhongyi Party, World Peace Party.

Legislators elected through constituency and aborigine ballots

Constituency Elected candidate(s) Runner-up candidate(s)
Taipei City Constituency 1 Ting Shou-chung (丁守中)( Kuomintang Gao Jian Jhih (高建智)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 2 Justin Chou (周守訓)( Kuomintang Wang Shih Jian (王世堅)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 3 John Chiang (蔣孝嚴)( Kuomintang Julian Kuo (郭正亮)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 4 Alex Tsai (蔡正元)( Kuomintang Syu Guo Yong (徐國勇)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 5 Lin Yu Fang (林郁方)( Kuomintang Duan Yi Kang段宜康(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 6 Diane Lee (李慶安)( Kuomintang Luo Wen-jia (羅文嘉)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 7 Alex Fei (費鴻泰)( Kuomintang Tian Xin (田欣)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei City Constituency 8 Lai Shih Bao (賴士葆)( Kuomintang Jhou Bo Ya (周柏雅)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung City Constituency 1 Huang Jhao Shun (黃昭順)( Kuomintang Pasuya Yao (姚文智)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung City Constituency 2 Kuan Bi-ling(管碧玲)(Democratic Progressive Party Luo Shih Syong (羅世雄)( Kuomintang
Kaohsiung City Constituency 3 Hou Cai Fong (侯彩鳳)( Kuomintang Li Kun Ze (李昆澤)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung City Constituency 4 Li Fu Sing (李復興)( Kuomintang Huang Jhao Huei (黃昭輝)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung City Constituency 5 Guo Wun Cheng (郭玟成)(Democratic Progressive Party Lin Guo Jheng (林國正)( Kuomintang
Taipei County Constituency 1 Wu Yu Sheng (吳育昇)( Kuomintang Li Sian Rong (李顯榮)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 2 Lin Shu Fen (林淑芬)(Democratic Progressive Party Ke Shu Min (柯淑敏)People First Party Kuomintang
Taipei County Constituency 3 Yu Tian (余天)(Democratic Progressive Party Jhu Jyun Siao (朱俊曉)( Kuomintang
Taipei County Constituency 4 Li Hong Jyun (李鴻鈞)People First Party Kuomintang Wu Bing Ruei (吳秉叡)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 5 Huang Chih-Hsiung(黃志雄)( Kuomintang Liao Ben Yan (廖本煙)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 6 Lin Hong Chih (林鴻池)( Kuomintang Wang Shu-hui(王淑慧)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 7 Wu Cing Chih (吳清池)People First Party Kuomintang Jhuang Shuo Han (莊碩漢)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 8 Jhang Cing Jhong (張慶忠)( Kuomintang Jhao Yong Cing (趙永清)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 9 Lin De Fu (林德福)( Kuomintang Hong Yi Ping (洪一平)(Independent)
Taipei County Constituency 10 Lu Jia Chen (盧嘉辰)( Kuomintang Li Wun Jhong (李文忠)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 11 Luo Ming Cai (羅明才)( Kuomintang Chen Yong Fu (陳永福)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taipei County Constituency 12 Li Cing Hua (李慶華)( Kuomintang Chen Chao Long (陳朝龍)(Democratic Progressive Party
Keelung City Sie Guo Liang (謝國樑)( Kuomintang You Siang Yao (游祥耀)(Democratic Progressive Party
Yilan County Lin Jian Rong (林建榮)( Kuomintang Chen Jin De (陳金德)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 1 Chen Gen De (陳根德)( Kuomintang Li Jhen Nan (李鎮楠)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 2 Liao Jheng Jing (廖正井)( Kuomintang Guo Rong Zong (郭榮宗)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 3 John Wu (吳志揚)( Kuomintang Peng Tian Fu (彭添富)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 4 Yang Li Huan (楊麗環)( Kuomintang Huang Zong Yuan (黃宗源)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 5 Jhu Fong Jhih (朱鳳芝)( Kuomintang Li Yue Cin (李月琴)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taoyuan County Constituency 6 Sun Tai Cian (孫大千)( Kuomintang Ciou Chuang Liang (邱創良)(Democratic Progressive Party
Hsinchu County Ciou Jing Chun (邱鏡淳)( Kuomintang Syu Sin Ying (徐欣瑩)(Independent)
Hsinchu City Lyu Syue Jhang (呂學樟)( Kuomintang Jheng Hong Huei (鄭宏輝)(Democratic Progressive Party
Miaoli County Constituency 1 Li Yi Ting (李乙廷)( Kuomintang Du Wun Cing (杜文卿)(Democratic Progressive Party
Miaoli County Constituency 2 Syu Yao Chang (徐耀昌)( Kuomintang He Jhih Huei (何智輝)( Kuomintang
Taichung County Constituency 1 Liou Cyuan Jhong (劉銓忠)( Kuomintang Cai Ci Chang (蔡其昌)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung County Constituency 2 Yan Cing Biao (顏清標)( Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Liou Ruei Long (劉瑞龍)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung County Constituency 3 Jiang Lian Fu (江連福)( Kuomintang Jian Jhao Dong (簡肇棟)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung County Constituency 4 Syu Jhong Syong (徐中雄)( Kuomintang Gao Ji Zan (高基讚)( Taiwan Solidarity Union
Taichung County Constituency 5 Yang Cyong Ying (楊瓊瓔)( Kuomintang Guo Jyun Ming (郭俊銘)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung City Constituency 1 Cai Jin Long (蔡錦隆)( Kuomintang Cai Ming Sian (蔡明憲)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung City Constituency 2 Lu Siou Yan (盧秀燕)( Kuomintang Sie Ming Yuan (謝明源)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taichung City Constituency 3 Daniel Huang (黃義交)People First Party Kuomintang He Min Hao (何敏豪)(Democratic Progressive Party
Changhua County Constituency 1 Chen Siou Cing (陳秀卿)( Kuomintang Chen Jin Ding (陳進丁)( Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
Changhua County Constituency 2 Lin Cang Min (林滄敏)( Kuomintang Ciou Chuang Jin (邱創進)(Democratic Progressive Party
Changhua County Constituency 3 Jheng Ru Fen (鄭汝芬)( Kuomintang Lin Chong Mo (林重謨)(Democratic Progressive Party
Changhua County Constituency 4 Siao Ying Tian (蕭景田)( Kuomintang Jiang Jhao Yi (江昭儀)(Democratic Progressive Party
Nantou County Constituency 1 Wu Dun Yi (吳敦義)( Kuomintang Lin Yun Sheng (林耘生)(Democratic Progressive Party
Nantou County Constituency 2 Lin Ming Jhen (林明溱)( Kuomintang Shang Huo Sheng (湯火聖)(Democratic Progressive Party
Yunlin County Constituency 1 Jhang Jia Jyun (張嘉郡)( Kuomintang Chen Sian Jhong (陳憲中)(Democratic Progressive Party
Yunlin County Constituency 2 Jhang Shuo Wun (張碩文)( Kuomintang Liou Jian Guo (劉建國)(Democratic Progressive Party
Chiayi County Constituency 1 Wong Chong Jyun (翁重鈞)( Kuomintang Cai Ci Fang (蔡啟芳)(Democratic Progressive Party
Chiayi County Constituency 2 Jhang Hua Guan (張花冠)(Democratic Progressive Party Tu Wun Sheng (涂文生)( Kuomintang
Chiayi City Jiang Yi Syong (江義雄)( Kuomintang Jhuang Huo Jih (莊和子)(Democratic Progressive Party
Tainan County Constituency 1 Ye Yi Jin (葉宜津)(Democratic Progressive Party Hong Yu Cin (洪玉欽)( Kuomintang
Tainan County Constituency 2 Huang Wei Jhe (黃偉哲)(Democratic Progressive Party Li Huo Shun (李和順)( Non-Partisan Solidarity Union
Tainan County Constituency 3 Li Jyun Yi (李俊毅)(Democratic Progressive Party Wu Jian Bao (吳健保)( Kuomintang
Tainan City Constituency 1 Chen Ting Fei (陳亭妃)(Democratic Progressive Party Wang Yu Ting (王昱婷)( Kuomintang
Tainan City Constituency 2 William Lai (賴清德)(Democratic Progressive Party Gao Sai Bo (高思博)( Kuomintang
Kaohsiung County Constituency 1 Jhong Shao Huo (鍾紹和)People First Party Kuomintang Yan Wun Jhang (顏文章)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung County Constituency 2 Lin Yi Shih (林益世)( Kuomintang Yu Jheng Sian (余政憲)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kaohsiung County Constituency 3 Chen Ci Yu (陳啟昱)(Democratic Progressive Party Wu Guang Syun (吳光訓)( Kuomintang
Kaohsiung County Constituency 4 Jiang Ling Jyun (江玲君)( Kuomintang Lin Dai Hua (林岱樺)(Democratic Progressive Party
Pingtung County Constituency 1 Su Jhen Cing (蘇震清)(Democratic Progressive Party Cai Hao (蔡豪)(Independent)
Pingtung County Constituency 2 Wang Jin Shih (王進士)( Kuomintang Li Shih Bin (李世斌)(Democratic Progressive Party
Pingtung County Constituency 3 Pan Meng An (潘孟安)(Democratic Progressive Party Su Cing Cyuan (蘇清泉)( Kuomintang
Hualien County Fu Kun Ji (傅崐萁)People First Party Kuomintang Lu Bo Ji (盧博基)(Democratic Progressive Party
Taitung County Huang Jian Ting (黃健庭)( Kuomintang Syu Jhih Syong (許志雄)(Independent)
Penghu County Lin Bing Kun (林炳坤)( Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Chen Guang Fu (陳光復)(Democratic Progressive Party
Kinmen County Chen Fu Hai (陳福海)(Independent) Wu Cheng Dian (吳成典)( Kuomintang
Lienchiang County Cao Er Jhong (曹爾忠)( Kuomintang Lin Huei Guan (林惠官)( People First Party
Lowland Aborigine

Luo Guo Dong (廖國棟)( Kuomintang
Yang Ren Fu (楊仁福)( Kuomintang
Lin Jheng Er (林正二)( People First Party

Song Jin Cai (宋進財)(Independent)
Chen Siou Huei (陳秀惠)(Democratic Progressive Party
Highland Aborigine

Jian Dong Ming (簡東明)( Kuomintang
Kong Wun Ji (孔文吉)( Kuomintang
May Chin(高金素梅)( Non-Partisan Solidarity Union

Lin Chun De (林春德)( People First Party
Hou Jin Jhu 侯金助(Democratic Progressive Party
  • Notes:
  1. Candidates marked People First Party are People First Party candidates running under the KMT party banner.
  2. Candidates marked are New Party candidates who joined the Kuomintang with New Party endorsement.
  3. Most names on the list follow the Tongyong Pinyin romanization used in the Central Election Committee website and may not accurately reflect the candidates' preferred romanization of their name.

Legislators elected through nationwide constituency and overseas Chinese ballots

No. Party Elected∕Candidates Candidate List
1 Civil Party 0/4
  1. Lei Ciao Yun (雷僑雲)
  2. Cian Han Cing (錢漢清)
  3. Chen Hua Zu (陳華足)
  4. Kong Ren Yi (孔仁奕)
2 Taiwan Constitution Association 0/3
  1. Wu Ying Siang (吳景祥)
  2. Huang Sin Jhu (黃馨主)
  3. Huang Cian Ming (黃千明)
3 Taiwan Solidarity Union 0/15
  1. Chen Yong Sing (陳永興)
  2. Chen Yu Fong (陳玉峯)
  3. Lai Sing Yuan (賴幸媛)
  4. Yi Chao Sian (施朝賢)
  5. Cian Lin Huei Jyun (錢林慧君)
  6. Jiang Wei Jyun (江偉君)
  7. Huang Hun Huei (黃昆輝)
  8. Luo Jhih Ming (羅志明)
  9. Li Yi Jie (李宜潔)
  10. Fan Sheng Bao (范盛保)
  11. Jhang Jin Sheng (張金生)
  12. Fu Sin Yi (傅馨儀)
  13. Huang Jhao Jhan (黃昭展)
  14. Ye Jin Ling (葉津鈴)
  15. Li An Ni (李安妮)
4 Third Society Party 0/5
  1. Lyu Siou Jyu (呂秀菊)
  2. Yang Wei Jhong (楊偉中)
  3. Lin Jhih Jhen (林致真)
  4. Yang Jing Hua (楊靜華)
  5. Lin Jhih Cheng (林志成)
5 Democratic Progressive Party 14/33
  1. Chen Jie Ru (陳節如)
  2. Cai Huang Lang (蔡煌瑯)
  3. Tu Sing Jhe (涂醒哲)
  4. Ciou Yi Ying (邱議瑩)
  5. Ker Chien-ming
  6. Huang Shu Ying (黃淑英)
  7. Wang Sing-nan
  8. Syue Ling (薛凌)
  9. Gao Jhih Peng (高志鵬)
  10. Chen Ying (陳瑩)
  11. Yu Jheng Dao (余政道)
  12. Wong Jin Jhu (翁金珠)
  13. Tsai Trong Rong (蔡同榮)
  14. Tian Ciou Jin (田秋堇)
  15. Hong Ci Chang (洪奇昌)
  16. Jhang Fu Mei (張富美)
  17. You Ying Long (游盈隆)
  18. Syu Rong Shu (許榮淑)
  19. Yu Shyi-kun
  20. Yang Fang Wan (楊芳婉)
  21. Jhou Cing Yu (周清玉)
  22. Chen Mao Nan (陳茂男)
  23. Wu Ming Min (吳明敏)
  24. Jhang Siou Jhen (張秀珍)
  25. Fan Syun Lyu (范巽綠)
  26. Wang Tu Fa (王塗發)
  27. Jhang Cing Hui (張慶惠)
  28. Jhou Guang Jhou (周光宙)
  29. Liou Mei De (劉美德)
  30. Yi Yi Fang (施義芳)
  31. Li Yi Jing You Ma (麗依京·尤瑪)
  32. Liang Jhen Siang (梁禎祥)
  33. Chen Huei Ling (陳慧玲)
6 New Party 0/10
  1. Jhou Yang Shan (周陽山)
  2. Joanna Lei (雷倩)
  3. Gao Jia Jyun (高家俊)
  4. Lin Mei Lun (林美倫)
  5. Syu Zong Mao (徐宗懋)
  6. Guo Jia Fen (郭家芬)
  7. Ge Jian Pu (葛建埔)
  8. Sun Ji Jhen (孫吉珍)
  9. Li Sheng Fong (李勝峰)
  10. Yok Mu-ming (郁慕明)
7 Green Party Taiwan 0/4
  1. Chen Man Li (陳曼麗)
  2. Jhang Huei Shan (張輝山)
  3. Jhang Hong Lin (張宏林)
  4. Wang Fang Ping (王芳萍)
8 Taiwan Farmers' Party 0/8
  1. Cian Siao Fong (錢小鳳)
  2. Ke Jyun Syong (柯俊雄)
  3. Ma Guo Cing (馬國清)
  4. Chen Shen Hong (陳信宏)
  5. Fan Jiang Siou Jhen (范姜秀珍)
  6. Chen Chong Guang (陳重光)
  7. Hong Mei Jhen (洪美珍)
  8. Jhang Wun Jheng (張文正)
9 Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 0/2
  1. Liou Yi Ru (劉憶如)
  2. Chen Jie Ru (陳傑儒)
10 Kuomintang 20/34
  1. Wang Jin-pyng(王金平)
  2. Hung Hsiu-Chu (洪秀柱)
  3. Ceng Yong Cyuan (曾永權)
  4. Pan Wei Gang (潘維剛)
  5. Chiu Yi(邱毅)
  6. Jheng Jin Ling (鄭金玲) People First Party
  7. Chen Jie (陳杰)
  8. Li Ji Jhu (李紀珠)
  9. Jhang Sian Yao (張顯耀) People First Party
  10. Jhao Li Yun (趙麗雲)
  11. Li Jia Jin (李嘉進)
  12. Liao Wan Ru (廖婉汝)
  13. Ji Guo Dong (紀國棟)
  14. Luo Shu Lei (羅淑蕾) People First Party
  15. Lii Ming Shing (李明星)^
  16. Guo Su Chun (郭素春)
  17. Liou Sheng Liang (劉盛良)
  18. Cheng Li-wen
  19. Shuai Hua Min (帥化民)
  20. Syu Shao Ping (徐少萍)
  21. Syu Shu Bo (許舒博)
  22. Chen Shu Huei (陳淑慧)
  23. Li Cyuan Jiao (李全教)
  24. Syu Yu Jhen (許宇甄)
  25. Huang Liang Hua (黃良華)
  26. Yang Yu Jhen (楊玉珍)
  27. Lin Jheng Fong (林正峰)
  28. Hua Jhen (華真)
  29. Yao Jiang Lin (姚江臨)
  30. Ciou Mei Ruei (邱美瑞)^ People First Party
  31. Jiang Ci Wun (江綺雯)
  32. Lyu Chun Lin (呂春霖)
  33. Ciou Run Rong (邱潤容)
  34. Sie Kun Hong (謝坤宏)
11 Home Party 0/7
  1. Yang Yu Sin (楊玉欣)
  2. Yao Li Ming (姚立明)
  3. Chen Yao Chang (陳耀昌)
  4. Hu De Fu (胡德夫)
  5. Huang Huei Jyun (黃惠君)
  6. Zong Ying Yi (宗景宜)
  7. Wei Yao Cian (魏耀乾)
12 Hakka Party 0/3
  1. Song Chu Yu (宋楚瑜)
  2. Jhong Deng Ting (鍾棖婷)
  3. Peng Yun Huang (彭雲煌)
  • Notes:
  1. Candidates marked with a ^ are overseas Chinese candidates.
  2. Elected candidates are marked with a next to their name.
  3. Candidates with People First Party are People First Party candidates running on a joint ticket with the Kuomintang[4]
  4. Green Party Taiwan candidate Wang Fang Ping is endorsed by the coalition Raging Citizens Act Now! (人民火大行動聯盟)[5]
  5. Most names on the list follow the Tongyong Pinyin romanization used in the Central Election Committee website and may not accurately reflect the candidates' preferred romanization of their name.

Impact

With this election the KMT and the Pan-Blue Coalition have more than the two-thirds majority needed to propose a recall election of the President and if NPSU votes are counted with the pan-Blue coalition, more than the three-quarters majority needed to propose constitutional amendments.

Reaction from the People’s Republic of China

The Government of the People's Republic of China, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan, remained largely silent on the election result. State media carried brief updates of results and passed no comment on either the referendum or the Kuomintang victory.[6]

The People’s Republic of China appointed 13 representatives for Taiwan to its own National People's Congress on the same day. These delegates are mostly descendants of Taiwanese who emigrated to the Mainland, or Communist supporters who fled Taiwan. Their positions are ceremonial as the PRC do not exercise effective jurisdiction over Taiwan.[7]

References

  1. ^ Central Election Commission
  2. ^ January 31, 2007.CEC Completes Legislative Constituency Redistricting. Taiwan Headlines. Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  3. ^ 中時電子報|最新焦點
  4. ^ 謝自宗 (2007-11-20). "吳伯雄接待親民黨張顯耀等不分區立委候選人". (自立晚報). 
  5. ^ 人民火大行動聯盟 - 不分區立委候選人 王芳萍簡介
  6. ^ 新华网专题报道
  7. ^ China ‘elects’ 13 of its own representatives for Taiwan - The China Post

External links

  • Results of the legislative election from the Central Election Commission
  • BBC News (2008-01-12): Kuomintang in huge win
  • BBC News (2008-01-11): Battle lines drawn in Taiwan vote
  • The World Next Week by Oxford Analytica (2008-01-10): Taiwan: year of the thaw?
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