Taiwan general election, 2020

Taiwan General Election, 2020

Party Democratic Progressive Kuomintang
Alliance Pan-Green Coalition Pan-Blue Coalition

Incumbent President

Tsai Ing-wen
Democratic Progressive

General elections will be held in Taiwan in 2020 to elect the President and the Legislative Yuan. The incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen is eligible for re-election.

Electoral system

Presidential candidates and vice-presidential running mates are elected on the same ticket, using first-past-the-post voting. This will be the seventh direct election of the president and vice president, the posts having previously been indirectly elected by the National Assembly until 1996.

The 113 members of the Legislative Yuan are elected by a supplementary member system, with 73 from geographical constituencies (General) via first-past-the-post, 6 from two 3-member aboriginal constituencies via single non-transferable vote, and 34 from closed list proportional representation (PR) via a national party vote.

Presidential election

Democratic Progressive Party

Potential candidates

The incumbent president Tsai Ing-wen is eligible to run for a second term.

Name Born Current or previous positions Ref

Tsai Ing-wen
August 31, 1956
(age 62)
Taipei, Taiwan
Current President of the Republic of China

Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party



Potential candidates

Name Born Current or previous positions Ref

Eric Chu
June 7, 1961
(age 57)
Bade, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Mayor of New Taipei City

2016 Taiwan General Election Presidential Candidate

Wu Den-yih
January 30, 1948
(age 70)
Caotun, Nantou, Taiwan
Chairman of the Kuomintang

Former Vice President of the Republic of China


Terry Gou
October 8, 1950
(age 67)
Banqiao, New Taipei, Taiwan
Founder and Chairman of Foxconn [3]

Chiang Wan-an
December 26, 1978
(age 39)
Taipei, Taiwan
Member of the Legislative Yuan since 2016.

Opinion polls


Date Pollster Sample size Tsai Ing-Wen Terry Gou Eric Chu
17 May 2017Taiwan Style Foundation1,27137.630.115.3

Party identification

Date Source









30 Jan 2018 Taiwan Real Survey 19.1% 18.1% 0.0% 2.1% 0.1% 6.2% 0.7% 0.9% 0.0% 52.8% 1.0%
24 Jul 2018 Taiwan Real Survey 23.1% 14.6% 0.3% 2.9% 0.1% 6.0% 0.8% 0.5% 0.0% 51.7% 8.5%
13 Aug 2018 Taiwan Real Survey 21.3% 16.4% 0.7% 2.4% 0.1% 6.8% 1.2% 0.8% 0.0% 50.4% 4.9%


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