Su Jia-chyuan

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Su Jia-chyuan (or Su Chia-chyuan; Chinese: 蘇嘉全; pinyin: Sū Jiāquán; born 22 October 1956) is a Taiwanese politician of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Su Jia-chyuan
蘇嘉全
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Secretary General to the President
In office
20 May 2020 – 2 August 2020
PresidentTsai Ing-wen
Preceded byChen Chu
Succeeded byLiu Chien-sin (acting)
David Lee
President of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2016 – 31 January 2020
Vice PresidentTsai Chi-chang
Preceded byWang Jin-pyng
Succeeded byYu Shyi-kun
Secretary-General of the Democratic Progressive Party
In office
20 December 2010 – 15 June 2012
ChairpersonTsai Ing-wen
Preceded byWu Nai-ren
Succeeded byLin Hsi-yao
In office
20 December 2009 – 20 May 2010
ChairpersonTsai Ing-wen
Preceded byWu Nai-ren
Succeeded byWu Nai-ren
Minister of the Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China
In office
25 January 2006 – 20 May 2008
DeputyLin Kuo-hua
Preceded byLee Chin-lung
Succeeded byChen Wu-hsiung
Minister of the Interior of the Republic of China
In office
9 April 2004 – 25 January 2006
DeputyChang Wen-ying[1]
Preceded byYu Cheng-hsien
Succeeded byLee I-yang
Magistrate of Pingtung County
In office
20 December 1997 – 8 April 2004
Preceded byWu Tse-yuan
Chang Man-chuen (acting)
Succeeded byWu Ying-wen (acting)
Tsao Chi-hung
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 2016 – 31 January 2020
ConstituencyParty-list
In office
1 February 1993 – 20 December 1997
ConstituencyPingtung County
Member of the National Assembly
In office
1 February 1987 – 31 January 1993
Personal details
Born (1956-10-22) 22 October 1956 (age 64)
Pingtung County, Taiwan
NationalityTaiwan
Political partyDemocratic Progressive Party
Spouse(s)Hung Heng-chu (洪恆珠)[2]
Alma materNational Taiwan Ocean University
NSYSU
ProfessionPolitician

As the first non-Kuomintang President of the Legislative Yuan, Su is an at-large legislator and previously Commissioner of Pingtung County, and held national posts as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Agriculture under President Chen Shui-bian's administration.[3] From May to August 2020, he briefly served as Secretary General to the President under the Tsai Ing-wen administration.

2010 Taichung City Mayoralty electionEdit

In 2010 Su narrowly lost to Jason Hu in the election for Mayor of Taichung.

Party # Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Progressive Party 1 Su Jia-chyuan 698,358 48.88%
  Kuomintang 2 Jason Hu 730,284 51.12%  
Total 1,428,642 100.00%
Voter turnout 73.15%

2012 Taiwan presidential electionEdit

Su was the vice-presidential candidate on the losing DPP ticket for the 2012 presidential election.[4]

e • d Summary of the 2012 Taiwanese presidential election results
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
President Vice president
Kuomintang Ma Ying-jeou Wu Den-yih 6,891,139 51.60%
 
Democratic Progressive Party Tsai Ing-wen Su Jia-chyuan 6,093,578 45.63%
 
People First Party James Soong Lin Ruey-shiung 369,588 2.77%
 
Valid votes 13,354,305 99.27%
Invalid and blank votes 97,711 0.73%
Total votes 13,452,016 100%
Eligible voters and turnout 18,086,455 74.38%

2016 electionsEdit

In 2016 legislative elections Su placed on the proportional representation ballot, and won a seat in the Legislative Yuan.

Su was elected the eleventh President of the Legislative Yuan on 1 February 2016, when the members of the ninth Legislative Yuan met for the first time.[5] Su became the first DPP speaker in the Legislative Yuan.

Later political careerEdit

Su was named Secretary-General to the President on 20 May 2020.[6][7] He resigned on 2 August 2020, following allegations of bribery against his nephew, legislator Su Chen-ching [zh].[8]

ControversyEdit

Su was impeached by the Control Yuan on 3 September 2012, for illegally constructing a luxury farmhouse on agricultural land without engaging in any agriculture. Su's villa, built on agricultural land, was a controversial issue in the 2012 presidential elections.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chuang, Jimmy (4 June 2005). "SEF boss aims for 'permanent peace' - Taipei Times". Taipei Times. Retrieved 1 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Strong, Matthew (12 November 2019). "Wife of Taiwan legislative speaker drops out of potentially divisive election race". Taiwan News. Retrieved 12 November 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Su Jia-chyuan(蘇嘉全) | Who's Who". Want China Times. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  4. ^ Preparing for the 2012 election, Taipei Times
  5. ^ Wen, Kuei-hsiang; Chen, Jay (1 February 2016). "DPP's Su Jia-chyuan elected legislative speaker". Focus Taiwan News Channel. Central News Agency. Retrieved 1 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Su, Yung-yao; Chen, Yu-fu; Xie, Dennis (19 May 2020). "Su Jia-chyuan appointed presidential secretary-general". Taipei Times. Retrieved 20 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Yeh, Su-ping; Chen, Chun-hua; Wang, Cheng-chung; Evelyn, Kao (18 May 2020). "Su Jia-chyuan appointed presidential secretary-general". Central News Agency. Retrieved 20 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Yen, Su-ping; Yeh, Joseph (2 August 2020). "Top presidential aide resigns amid nephew's bribery allegations". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Hsu, Stacy; Wang, Chris (4 September 2012), Control Yuan votes 6-4 to impeach Su Jia-chyuan, Taipei Times, retrieved 1 December 2018 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Wang Jin-pyng
President of the Legislative Yuan
2016–2020
Succeeded by
Yu Shyi-kun
Preceded by
Chen Chu
Secretary General to the President
2020
Succeeded by
Liu Chien-sin (acting)
David Lee