ElectionGudie

Dec. 1, 2001 Held

10,468,990
Voted
Taiwan

Republic of China

Election for Taiwanese Legislative Yuan

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,468,990
Valid Votes:10,327,855
Invalid Votes:141,135

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Progressive Party 87 3,447,740

36.56%

Kuomintang Party 68 2,949,371

28.56%

People's First Party 46 1,917,836

20.34%

Other 10 941,728

9.11%

Taiwan Solidarity Union 13 801,560

8.50%

Chinese New Party 1 269,620

2.86%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 225 seats in the Legislative Yuan.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President CHEN Shui-bian
  • Head of Government: Premier Frank HSIEH
  • Assembly: Taiwan has a unicameral Legislative Yuan with 225 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislative Yuan, 176 members are elected by popular vote to serve 3-year terms and 49 members are selected .***

*** The remaining 49 members (8 ROC citizens who reside abroad and 41 in-country nationals) are selected by the political parties according to the proportion of nationwide votes received by each.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
    • Leader: CHEN Shui-bian
  • Party: Kuomintang Party (KMT)
    • Leader: LIEN Chan
  • Party: People's First Party (PFP)
    • Leader: James SOONG
  • Party: Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU)
    • Leader: HUANG Chu-wen
  • Party: Chinese New Party (CNP)
    • Leader: HAU Lang-bin
  • Party: Other
    • Leader: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Legislative Yuan elections were last held December 5, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,370,461 (July 2001 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 15,822,684 ( 2001 )