Taiwanese municipal elections, 2006
2 Municipal Mayors, 96 Municipal Councilmen
Democratic Progressive PartyDivisions did not take part in this election.
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The Taiwanese municipal elections of 2006, or more commonly known as the Taipei and Kaohsiung elections of 2006 (Chinese: 2006年北高選戰), was held on Saturday, December 9, 2006, to elect the mayors, councilmen and ward chiefs of the special-municipalities — Kaohsiung and Taipei administered directly under the central government of Taiwan.
Results for Taipei City
Taipei Mayoral Elections
Taipei City Councillors Elections
|Democratic Progressive Party||18||391,674||30.77%|
|Chinese New Party||4||74,752||5.87%|
|People First Party||2||88,852||6.98%|
|Taiwan Solidarity Union||2||65,197||5.12%|
|Non-Partisan Solidarity Union||-||197||0.02%|
|Chinese People's Party||-||416||0.03%|
|Independent or others||2||90,908||7.14%|
Results for Kaohsiung City
Kaohsiung City Mayoral Elections
|1||Huang Chun-ying 黃俊英||378,303||49.27%|
|2||Lin Chi-sheng 林志昇||1,746||0.23%|
|4||Lin Ching-yuan 林景元||1,803||0.23%|
Huang contested the result, claiming that there had been voting irregularities and Chen had violated election law by holding press conferences and rallies well after the lawful time limit, and attacked him during this time period with unconfirmed information. Huang also filed the twin "Annulment of Election Result" and "Annulment of Election" lawsuits with Kaohsiung District Court on the same day Chen was proclaimed Mayor-Elected. Subsequently, the court ordered a complete recount of the votes, starting on March 12, 2007 and completed six days later on March 18. The result of the recount would be used as evidences in the lawsuits.
On June 15 the Kaohsiung District Court reached the decision to annulled the results of the Kaohsiung City Mayor Election, while dismissing the "Annulment of Election" lawsuit. Chen had since filed the appeal to the decision of "Annulment of Election Result", while Huang also filed the appeal to the decision of "Annulment of Election" lawsuit. On November 16, 2007, the High Court overturned the earlier decision and validated Chen's election victory, which was a final decision that could not be further appealed.
Kaohsiung City Councillors Elections
|Democratic Progressive Party||15||231,417||30.49%|
|Chinese New Party||-||233||0.03%|
|People First Party||4||51,475||6.78%|
|Taiwan Solidarity Union||1||43,564||5.74%|
|Taiwan Jianguo Union (台灣建國聯盟)||-||6,915||0.91%|
|Taiwan Defense Alliance||-||2,397||0.32%|
|Independent or others||7||150,125||19.78%|
- Despite Chou's expulsion from the Taiwan Solidarity Union on November 9, 2006, the party could not withdraw their recommendation for Chou under Taiwan's Public Officials Election and Recall Law. She would still contest the elections as a TSU candidate.
- James Soong was Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.
- "TSU expels Taipei mayoral candidate". China Post. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- Shih, Hsiu-chuan (10 December 2006). "Elections 2006: People First Party chairman announces an end to his career". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070615/afp/070615151323asiapacificnews.html "Taiwan court annuls Kaohsiung mayor's election victory" June 16, 2007 AFP via Yahoo! News
- "DPP mayor stays on top as court overturns ruling". HK Standard. 2007-11-17. Archived from the original on 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2007-11-17.