Taiwan legislative election, 2012

Taiwan legislative election, 2012

14 January 2012

All 113 seats to the Legislative Yuan
57 seats are needed for a majority

  First party Second party
 
Leader Ma Ying-jeou Tsai Ing-wen
Party Kuomintang Democratic Progressive
Alliance Pan-Blue Pan-Green
Leader since 17 October 2009 20 May 2008
Last election 81 seats, 53.5% 27 seats, 38.2%
Seats before 72 33
Seats won 64 40
Seat change 8 7
Popular vote 5,863,379 4,556,526
Percentage 44.5% 34.6%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Huang Kun-huei James Soong Chu-yu
Party TSU People First
Alliance Pan-Green Pan-Blue
Leader since 26 January 2007 31 March 2000
Last election 0 seats, 0% 1 seat, 0.9%
Seats before 0 1
Seats won 3 3
Seat change 3 2
Popular vote 1,178,896 722,089
Percentage 8.96% 5.49%

Results[1]

President of the
Legislative Yuan before election

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

Elected President of the
Legislative Yuan

Wang Jin-pyng
Kuomintang

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The 8th Legislative elections was held on 14 January 2012 in Taiwan. Voting took place in all legislative constituencies and elected 113 members of the Legislative Yuan. For the first time legislative elections were held simultaneously with the presidential election. Elected parliamentarians formed the fifteenth Legislative Yuan session since 1946, when the current constitution came into effect.

Subsidies

According to the "Civil Servants Election And Recall Act", subsidies are payable to the political parties who sponsor candidates for Legislative Yuan elections. Article 43 has the following specifications:[2]

Every year the state shall apportion subsidies for campaign to the political parties, and the standard of apportionment shall be determined based on the latest election of members of the Legislative Yuan. If a ratio of vote attained by the political party achieves not less than 5% in the national integrated election and the overseas election of central civil servants, the subsidy for campaign funds shall be granted to the political party by a rate of NT$50 per vote every year.


The Central Election Commission shall work out the amount of the subsidy every fiscal year, and notify the party to prepare the receipt and receive the subsidy from the Central Election Commission within 1 month, till the tenure of the current session of the members of the Legislative Yuan expires.

Election results

Voting took place on 14 January 2012 between 08:00 and 16:00 local Taipei time at 14,806 polling stations nationwide.[3]

69 1 43
Pan-Blue coalition I Pan-Green coalition
 Summary of the 14 January 2012 Legislative Yuan election results
Parties (alliances) constituency + Aboriginal Party block Votes % Total
seats
Seats ± Seats ± Before After ±
Kuomintang 48 13 16 4 5,863,379 44.55 81 64 17
People First Party 1 0 2 2 722,089 5.49 1 3 2
Non-Partisan Solidarity Union 2 1 0 0 148,105 1.12 3 2 1
New Party 0 0 0 0 195,960 1.49 0 0 0
Pan-Blue coalition 51 14 18 2 7,503,517 51.48 85 69 16
Democratic Progressive Party 27 14 13 1 4,556,526 34.62 27 40 13
Taiwan Solidarity Union 0 0 3 3 1,178,896 8.96 0 3 3
Pan-Green coalition 27 14 16 2 5,735,422 43.56 27 43 16
Independents 1 0 0 0 2,528 0.02 1 1 0
Total 79 0 34 0 13,241,467 100% 113 113 0
Source: Central Election Commission

By-elections

Date Constituency Outgoing member Incoming member
26 January 2013 Taichung 2 Yen Ching-piao Yen Kuan-heng
7 February 2015 Changhua 4 Wei Ming-ku Chen Su-yueh (陳素月)
7 February 2015 Miaoli 2 Hsu Yao-chang Hsu Chih-jung (徐志榮)
7 February 2015 Nantou 2 Lin Ming-chen Hsu Shu-hua
7 February 2015 Pingtung 3 Pan Men-an Chuang Jui-hsiung (莊瑞雄)
7 February 2015 Taichung 6 Lin Chia-lung Huang Kuo-shu

See also

References

  1. Non-aboriginal constituency seats only. 2016 constituency names.
  2. Civil Servants Election And Recall Act, Laws and Regulations Database of the Republic of China. Act last amended 25 May 2011.
  3. CEC finalizes two-in-one poll preparations Taiwan Today. 13 January 2012
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