ElectionGudie

Jan. 14, 2012 Held

13,445,691
Voted
Taiwan

Republic of China

Election for Taiwanese Legislative Yuan

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:13,445,691
Valid Votes:13,162,072
Invalid Votes:283,619

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Chinese Nationalist Party 64 - 5,863,379

44.28%

Democratic Progressive Party 40 - 4,556,526

34.41%

Taiwan Solidarity Union 3 - 1,178,896

8.90%

People First Party 3 - 722,089

5.45%

Green Party Taiwan - - 229,566

1.74%

New Party - - 195,960

1.49%

Free Medical Care Union - - 163,344

1.24%

Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 2 - 148,105

1.12%

Taiwan National Congress - - 118,632

0.90%

People Party - - 84,818

0.64%

Taiwanism Party - - 29,889

0.23%

ROC Basic Laws of Taiwan Corporation - - 19,274

0.15%

Other 1 - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President MA Ying-jeou
  • Head of Government: Premier WU Den-yih
  • 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.
  • Premier is appointed by the President.
  • In the Legislative Yuan, 73 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms, 34 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 6 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Each voter has two votes: one in a single-member constituency or in one of two three-member constituencies representing indigenous groups (highland or lowland); one for a party list. Proportional representation seats are allocated nationwide with a 5 percent threshold. A gender quota of one half applies to party lists.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Chinese Nationalist Party / Kuomintang 中國國民黨 (KMT)
    • Leader: MA Ying-jeou
    • Seats won in this election: 64
    • Seats won in last election: 72
  • Party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) / 民主進步黨: Mínzhǔ jìnbù dǎng
    • Leader: TSAI Ing-wen
    • Seats won in this election: 40
    • Seats won in last election: 33
  • Party: People First Party
    • Leader: James Soong CHU-YU
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Non-Partisan Solidarity Union / : 無黨團結聯盟
    • Leader: LIN Pin-Kuan
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Taiwan Solidarity Union / 台灣團結聯盟
    • Leader: HUANG Kun-fei
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent(s): Other
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Green Party Taiwan
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: New Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Free Medical Care Union
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Taiwan National Congress
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Taiwanism Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: ROC Basic Laws of Taiwan Corporation
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,974,347 (July 2010 )
  • Registered Voters: 18,090,295 (January 2012 )