2009 Kuomintang chairmanship election

The 2009 Kuomintang chairmanship election (Chinese: 2009年中國國民黨主席選舉) was held on 26 July 2009 in Taiwan with Ma Ying-jeou as the sole candidate. This was the fourth direct election of the chairman in the Kuomintang (KMT) history. All registered, due-paying KMT party members were eligible to vote.[1]

2009 Kuomintang chairmanship election
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Nominee Ma Ying-jeou
Popular vote 285,354
Percentage 93.87 %

Chairman before election

Wu Po-hsiung

Elected Chairman

Ma Ying-jeou

Candidate Total votes cast Percentage of vote
Ma Ying-jeou (W) 285,354 93.87%
Voter turnout 56.95%


In his victory speech, Ma promised to enhance cooperation between Kuomintang and the government, deal with party assets and continue efforts to communicate with the opposition Pan-Green Coalition parties. He wished for the KMT to become a party of integrity, democracy and effectiveness. He would be inaugurated as the chairman on the upcoming party congress scheduled on 12 September 2009.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No surprises as Ma elected next KMT chairman". taipeitimes.com.