Mayor of Taipei

The Mayor of Taipei is the head of the Taipei City Government and is elected to a four-year term. Until the election of Tsai Ing-wen, the office was seen as a stepping stone to the presidency: presidents Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian and Ma Ying-jeou have all held this position prior to being elected president.

Mayor of the City of Taipei
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Incumbent
Ko Wen-je

since December 25, 2014
Term lengthfour years; may serve 1 consecutive terms
Inaugural holderHenry Kao
FormationDecember 25, 2010
WebsiteOffice of the Mayor
Non-Kuomintang Taiwanese politician Wu San-lien (2L) celebrated his landslide victory (65.5%) in the first-time Taipei city mayoral election in January 1951 with his supporters. Taipei has been the seat of central government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since December 1949.

Taipei was elevated as a special municipality from 1967. The mayor was a position appointed by the central government from 1967 to 1994, and the first public election for Mayor of Taipei was held in 1994.

The incumbent mayor is Ko Wen-je.

Titles of the MayorEdit

Date English Characters Japanese Mandarin Taiwanese Hakka
Oct 1920–Oct 1940 Mayor of Taihoku 臺北市市尹 Taihoku-shi Shiin Tâi-pak-chhī Chhī-ún Thòi-pet-sṳ Sṳ-yún
Oct 1940–Oct 1945 臺北市市長 Taihoku-shi Shichō Tâi-pak-chhī Chhī-tiúⁿ Thòi-pet-sṳ Sṳ-chhòng
Oct 1945–present Mayor of Taipei 臺北市市長 Táiběi Shì Shìzhǎng

List of MayorsEdit

 
Non-Kuomintang Taiwanese politician Wu San-lien (2L) celebrated his landslide victory (65.5%) in the first-time Taipei city mayoral election in January 1951 with his supporters. Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since December 1949.

  Kuomintang   Independent   Democratic Progressive   Taiwan People's

Japanese colonial era

Provincial city era (appointed mayors)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1   Huang Chao-chin
黃朝琴
Huáng Cháoqín (Mandarin)
Vòng Chêu-khìm (Hakka)
(1897–1972)
1 November 1945 1 March 1946 Kuomintang
2   Yu Mi-hsien
游彌堅
Yóu Míjiān (Mandarin)
Yù Mì-kiên (Hakka)
(1897–1971)
1 March 1946 6 February 1950 Kuomintang
3   Wu San-lien
吳三連
Wú Sānlián (Mandarin)
Ǹg Sâm-lièn (Hakka)
(1899–1988)
6 February 1950 1 November 1950 Independent
-   Hsiang Chang-chuan [1][2]
項昌權
Xiàng Chāngquán (Mandarin)
Hong Chhông-khièn (Hakka)
(1903–2000)
1 November 1950 1 February 1951 Independent

Provincial city era (directly elected mayors)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Political Party
4   Wu San-lien
吳三連
Wú Sānlián (Mandarin)
Ǹg Sâm-lièn (Hakka)
(1899–1988)
1 February 1951 2 June 1954 1 Independent[3]
5   Henry Kao
Kao Yu-shu
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù (Mandarin)
Kô Ngiu̍k-su (Hakka)
(1913–2005)
2 June 1954 2 June 1957 2 Independent[3]
6   Huang Chi-jui
黃啟瑞
Huáng Qǐruì (Mandarin)
Vòng Khí-sui (Hakka)
(1910–1976)
2 June 1957

2 June 1960

2 June 1960

August 1961[4]

3

4

Kuomintang
-   Chou Pai-lien[1][5]
周百鍊
Zhōu Bǎiliàn (Mandarin)
Chû Pak-lien (Hakka)
(1909–1991)
August 1961 14 December 1963 4 Kuomintang
6   Huang Chi-jui
黃啟瑞
Huáng Qǐruì (Mandarin)
Vòng Khí-sui (Hakka)
(1910–1976)
14 December 1963[6] 2 June 1964[7] 4 Kuomintang
7   Henry Kao
Kao Yu-shu
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù (Mandarin)
Kô Ngiu̍k-su (Hakka)
(1913–2005)
2 June 1964 30 June 1967 5 Independent

Special municipality era (appointed mayors)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1   Henry Kao
Kao Yu-shu
高玉樹
Gaō Yǜshù (Mandarin)
Kô Ngiu̍k-su (Hakka)
(1913–2005)
1 July 1967 10 June 1972 Independent
2   Chang Feng-hsu
張豐緒
Zhāng Fēngxù (Mandarin)
Chông Fûng-si (Hakka)
(1928–2014)
10 June 1972 11 June 1976 Kuomintang
3   Lin Yang-kang
林洋港
Lín Yánggǎng (Mandarin)
Lìm Yòng-kóng (Hakka)
(1927–2013)
11 June 1976 9 June 1978 Kuomintang
4   Lee Teng-hui
李登輝
Lǐ Dēnghuī (Mandarin)
Lí Tên-fî (Hakka)
(1923–2020)
9 June 1978 5 December 1981 Kuomintang
5   Shao En-hsin
邵恩新
Shaò Ēnxīn (Mandarin)
Seu Ên-sîn (Hakka)
(1924–2014)
5 December 1981 19 April 1982 Kuomintang
6   Yang Chin-tsung
楊金欉
Yáng Jīncóng (Mandarin)
Yòng Kîm-chhùng (Hakka)
(1923–1990)
19 April 1982 30 May 1985 Kuomintang
7   Hsu Shui-teh
許水德
Xǚ Shuǐdé (Mandarin)
Hí Súi-tet (Hakka)
(1931- )
30 May 1985 25 July 1988 Kuomintang
8   Wu Po-hsiung
吳伯雄
Wú Bóxióng (Mandarin)
Ǹg Pak-hiùng (Hakka)
(1939- )
25 July 1988 2 June 1990 Kuomintang
9   Huang Ta-chou
Thomas Huang[1][8]
黃大洲
Huáng Dàzhōu (Mandarin)
Vòng Thai-chû (Hakka)
(1936- )
2 June 1990

15 October 1990

14 October 1990

25 December 1994

Kuomintang

Special municipality era (directly elected mayors)Edit

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Term Political Party
10   Chen Shui-bian
陳水扁
Chén Shuǐbiǎn (Mandarin)
Chhṳ̀n Súi-pién (Hakka)
(1950–)
25 December 1994 25 December 1998 1 Democratic Progressive Party [9]
11   Ma Ying-jeou
馬英九
Mǎ Yīngjiǔ (Mandarin)
Mâ Yîn-kiú (Hakka)
(1950–)
25 December 1998

25 December 2002

25 December 2002

25 December 2006

2

3

Kuomintang
12   Hau Lung-pin
郝龍斌
Hǎo Lóngbīn (Mandarin)
Khok Liùng-pîn (Hakka)
(1952–)
25 December 2006

25 December 2010

25 December 2010

25 December 2014

4

5

Kuomintang
13   Ko Wen-je
柯文哲
Kē Wénzhé (Mandarin)
Khóa Vùn-chet (Hakka)
(1959–)
25 December 2014

25 December 2018

25 December 2018

Incumbent

6

7

Independent

Taiwan People's Party [10]

 

TimelineEdit

Ko Wen-jeHau Lung-pinMa Ying-jeouChen Shui-bianHuang Ta-chouWu Po-hsiungHsu Shui-tehLee Teng-huiLin Yang-kangChang Feng-hsuHenry Kao

Electoral historyEdit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1994Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1994
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Progressive (DPP)  3 Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) 615,090 43.67%
New Party 2 Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) 424,905 30.17%
  Kuomintang (KMT) 4 Huang Ta-chou (黃大洲) 364,618 25.89%
  Independent 1 Ji Rong-zhi (紀榮治) 3,941 0.28%
Total 1,408,554 100.00%
Voter turnout 78.53%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 1998
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Kuomintang (KMT)  2 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 766,377 51.13%
Democratic Progressive (DPP) 1 Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) 688,072 45.91%
New Party 3 Wang Chien-shien (王建煊) 44,452 2.97%
Total 1,498,901 100.00%
Voter turnout 80.89%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2002
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Kuomintang (KMT)  2 Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) 873,102 64.11%
Democratic Progressive (DPP) 1 Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) 488,811 35.89%
Total 1,361,913 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.61%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2006
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Kuomintang (KMT)  5 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 692,085 53.81%
Democratic Progressive (DPP) 3 Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) 525,869 40.89%
  Independent 4 James Soong (宋楚瑜) 53,281 4.14%
  Independent 1 Li Ao (李敖) 7,795 0.61%
  Independent 6 Ke Tsi-hai (柯賜海) 3,687 0.29%
Taiwan Solidarity Union 2 Clara Chou (周玉蔻) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,284,549 100.00%
Voter turnout

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2010Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2010
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Kuomintang (KMT)  2 Hau Lung-pin (郝龍斌) 797,865 55.65%
Democratic Progressive (DPP) 5 Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) 628,129 43.81%
  Independent 4 Francis Wu (吳武明) 3,672 0.26%
  Independent 3 Helen Hsiao (蕭淑華) 2,238 0.16%
  Independent 1 Wu Yen-cheng (吳炎成) 1,832 0.13%
Total 1,433,736 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.65%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2014
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Independent   [11] 7 Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) 853,983 57.16%
  Kuomintang (KMT) 6 Sean Lien (連勝文) 609,932 40.82%
  Independent 2 Zhao Yan-qing (趙衍慶) 15,898 1.06%
  Independent 5 Neil Peng (馮光遠) 8,080 0.54%
  Independent 3 Li Hong-xin (李宏信) 2,621 0.18%
  Independent 4 Chen Yong-chang (陳永昌) 1,908 0.13%
三等國民公義人權自救黨 1 Chen Ru-bin (陳汝斌) 1,624 0.11%
Total 1,494,046 100.00%
Voter turnout 70.46%

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2018Edit

Taipei Mayoral Election, 2018[12]
Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
  Independent   4 Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) 580,663 41.06%
  Kuomintang (KMT) 2 Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) 577,096 40.81%
Democratic Progressive (DPP) 3 Pasuya Yao (姚文智) 244,342 17.28%
  Independent 5 Lee Si-kuen (李錫錕) 6,158 0.43%
  Independent 1 Wu E-yang (吳蕚洋) 5,611 0.39%
Total 1,413,870 100.00%
Voter turnout 65.33%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c As acting.
  2. ^ Deputy commissioner, Taiwan province civil affairs department.
  3. ^ a b China Democratic Socialist Party member; ran as independent.
  4. ^ Removed from office due to corruption charges.
  5. ^ Provincial council member.
  6. ^ Reinstated.
  7. ^ Term extended to 4 years.
  8. ^ Secretary general of the Taipei City Government.
  9. ^ First elected non-Kuomintang mayor in special municipality era of Taipei.
  10. ^ Founded 6 August 2019.
  11. ^ Supported by the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan Solidarity Union, People First Party and other parties.
  12. ^ https://db.cec.gov.tw/histQuery.jsp?voteCode=20181101A1B1&qryType=ctks

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