List of leaders of the Democratic Progressive Party

The following is a list of people who held Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party in Taiwan.

List of ChairpersonsEdit

Order Term Portrait Name Term of Office Elected Party Congress Notes
1 1   Chiang Peng-chien 28 November 1986 20 December 1987 see 1986 election
(unopposed)
1st
2 2   Yao Chia-wen 20 December 1987 30 October 1988 see 1987 election 2nd
3 3 Huang Hsin-chieh 30 October 1988 20 January 1992 see 1988 election 3rd
4 see 1990 election 4th
4 5   Hsu Hsin-liang
resigned
20 January 1992 4 December 1993 see 1992 election 5th Resigned after defeat in the 1993 local elections.
  Shih Ming-teh
interim
4 December 1993 18 July 1994 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Hsu Hsin-liang.
5 6   Shih Ming-teh
resigned
18 July 1994 23 March 1996 see 1994 election 6th Resigned after defeat in the 1996 presidential election.
Chang Chun-hung
interim
23 March 1996 18 July 1996 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Shih Ming-teh.
(4) 7   Hsu Hsin-liang 18 July 1996 18 July 1998 see 1996 election 7th
6 8   Lin Yi-hsiung 18 July 1998 20 April 2000 see 1998 election
Lin Yi-hsiung - 58,560  
(unopposed)
8th
7 9   Frank Hsieh
Hsieh Chang-ting
20 April 2000 21 July 2002 see 2000 election
Frank Hsieh - 53,510  
(unopposed)
9th
8 10   Chen Shui-bian
resigned
21 July 2002 11 December 2004 see 2002 election
President holds a concurrent post
(unopposed)
10th Resigned after defeat in the 2004 legislative election.
11 see 2004 election
President holds a concurrent post
(unopposed)
11th
  Ker Chien-ming
interim
11 December 2004 15 January 2005 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Chen Shui-bian.
9   Su Tseng-chang
resigned
15 January 2005 3 December 2005 see 2005 by-election
Su Tseng-chang - 68,406  
(unopposed)
Resigned after defeat in the 2005 local elections.
  Annette Lü
Lü Hsiu-lien

interim
3 December 2005 15 January 2006 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Su Tseng-chang.
10 12   Yu Shyi-kun
resigned
15 January 2006 21 September 2007 see 2006 election
Yu Shyi-kun - 25,297  
Chai Trong-rong - 16,846
Wong Chin-chu - 4,406
12th Resigned after being charged with corruption allegations
over embezzlement and of using false receipts to write-off expenses.
  Chai Trong-rong
interim
21 September 2007 15 October 2007 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Yu Shyi-kun.
(8)   Chen Shui-bian
resigned
15 October 2007 12 January 2008 see 2007 by-election
President holds a concurrent post
(unopposed)
Resigned after defeat in the 2008 legislative election.
  Frank Hsieh
Hsieh Chang-ting

interim
12 January 2008 20 May 2008 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Chen Shui-bian.
11 13   Tsai Ing-wen
temporarily leave
20 May 2008 17 March 2011 see 2008 election
Tsai Ing-wen - 73,865  
Koo Kwang-ming - 48,882
Chai Trong-rong - 6,530
13th Temporarily leave of chairwomanship to focus on the 2011 DPP presidential primary.
14 see 2010 election
Tsai Ing-wen - 78,192  
You Ching - 8,406
14th
  Ker Chien-ming
interim
17 March 2011 27 April 2011 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after temporarily leave of Tsai Ing-wen .
(11)   Tsai Ing-wen
resigned
27 April 2011 29 February 2012 resumes chair Resigned after defeat in the 2012 presidential and 2012 legislative elections.
  Joyce Chen
Chen Chu

interim
29 February 2012 30 May 2012 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Tsai Ing-wen.
(9) 15   Su Tseng-chang 30 May 2012 28 May 2014 see 2012 election
Su Tseng-chang - 55,894  
Su Huan-chih - 23,281
Wu Rong-i - 16,315
Chai Trong-rong - 12,497
Hsu Hsin-liang - 2,763
15th
(11) 16   Tsai Ing-wen
resigned
28 May 2014 24 November 2018 see 2014 election
Tsai Ing-wen - 85,410  
Kuo Tai-ling - 5,734
16th Resigned after defeat in the 2018 local elections.
17 see 2016 election
President holds a concurrent post
(unopposed)
17th
18 see 2018 election
President holds a concurrent post
(unopposed)
18th
  Lin Yu-chang
interim
28 November 2018 9 January 2019 elevated from deputyship Became the interim chairman after the resignation of Tsai Ing-wen.
12   Cho Jung-tai 9 January 2019 Incumbent see 2019 by-election
Cho Jung-tai - 24,699  
Michael You Ying-lung - 9,323

TimelineEdit

Cho Jung-taiTsai Ing-wenYu Shyi-kunSu Tseng-changChen Shui-bianFrank HsiehLin Yi-hsiungShih Ming-tehHsu Hsin-liangHuang Hsin-chiehYao Chia-wenChiang Peng-chien 

See alsoEdit

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