Taiwanese municipal elections, 2006

Taiwanese municipal elections, 2006

9 December 2006

2 Municipal Mayors, 96 Municipal Councilmen

  First party Second party
 
Leader Ma Ying-jeou Chen Shui-bian
Party Kuomintang Democratic Progressive
Leader since July 27, 2005 May 20, 2000
(President)
Seats won 1 (Mayors)
41 (Councilmen)
1 (Mayors)
33 (Councilmen)
Popular vote 1,070,388 (Mayors)
828,265 (Councilmen)
905,286 (Mayors)
623,091 (Councilmen)
Percentage 52.11% (Mayors)
40.77% (Councilmen)
44.08% (Mayors)
30.67% (Councilmen)

Results:
  Kuomintang
  Democratic Progressive Party
  Divisions 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-municipalitiesKaohsiung and Taipei administered directly under the central government of Taiwan.

Results for Taipei City

Taipei Mayoral Elections

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Li Ao 7,795 0.61%
2 Clara Chou [lower-alpha 1] 3,372 0.26%
3 Frank Hsieh 525,869 40.89%
4 James Soong [lower-alpha 2] 53,281 4.14%
5 Hau Lung-pin 692,085 53.81%
6 Ke Tsi-hai 3,687 0.29%

Hau Lung-pin of the opposition party Kuomintang was elected Mayor of Taipei City, defeating the main opponent, Frank Hsieh of the governing Democratic Progressive Party.

Taipei City Councillors Elections

Party Seats Votes %
Kuomintang 24 555,480 43.65%
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%
Green Party - 5,381 0.42%
Non-Partisan Solidarity Union - 197 0.02%
Chinese People's Party - 416 0.03%
Independent or others 2 90,908 7.14%
Total 52 1,272,857 100%

Results for Kaohsiung City

Kaohsiung City Mayoral Elections

No Candidate Party Votes %
1 Huang Chun-ying 黃俊英 378,303 49.27%
2 Lin Chi-sheng 林志昇 1,746 0.23%
3 Lo Chih-ming 6,599 0.86%
4 Lin Ching-yuan 林景元 1,803 0.23%
5 Chen Chu 379,417 49.41%

Chen Chu of DPP was elected mayor of Kaohsiung, defeating the major rival, Kuomintang's Huang Chun-ying.

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",[3] 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.[4]

Kaohsiung City Councillors Elections

Party Seats Votes %
Kuomintang 17 272,785 35.95%
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%
Total 44 758,911 100%

See also

Notes

  1. 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.[1]
  2. James Soong was Chairman of the People's First Party at the time of the elections, but entered the elections as an independent.[2]

References

  1. "TSU expels Taipei mayoral candidate". China Post. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. Shih, Hsiu-chuan (10 December 2006). "Elections 2006: People First Party chairman announces an end to his career". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070615/afp/070615151323asiapacificnews.html "Taiwan court annuls Kaohsiung mayor's election victory" June 16, 2007 AFP via Yahoo! News
  4. "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.
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