ElectionGudie

Jan. 12, 2008 Held

10,050,619
Voted
Taiwan

Republic of China

Election for Taiwanese Legislative Yuan

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,050,619
Valid Votes:9,890,776
Invalid Votes:159,843

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Kuomintang Party 81 - 5,291,512

53.50%

Democratic Progressive Party 27 - 3,775,352

38.17%

Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 3 - 239,317

2.42%

Taiwan Solidarity Union - - 93,840

0.95%

People First Party 1 - 28,254

0.29%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President CHEN Shui-bian
  • Head of Government: Premier Chun-hsiung CHANG
  • Assembly: Taiwan has a unicameral Legislative Yuan with 113 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislative Yuan, 73 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms, 6 members are reserved to serve 4-year terms and 34 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Members of the Legislative Yuan are elected through a mixed member proportional system. 73 seats are elected from constituencies, 6 reserved for the representation of indigenous people, and 34 members from at-large seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
    • Leader: Shui-bian CHEN
    • Seats won in this election: 27
    • Seats won in last election: 89
  • Party: Kuomintang Party (KMT)
    • Leader: Poh-hsiung WU
    • Seats won in this election: 81
    • Seats won in last election: 79
  • Party: People First Party (PFP)
    • Leader: James SOONG
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU)
    • Leader: Kun-huei HUANG
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Non-Partisan Solidarity Union (NPSU)
    • Leader: Po-ya CHANG
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 6

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,858,872 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 17,179,656 ( 2008 )