Taiwanese presidential and legislative elections 2016 - Vote Shares

Taiwanese presidential and legislative elections 2016 - Vote Shares

Vote Shares in Presidential Elections For the 2016 election, DPP's Tsai Ing-wen secured 56.12 percent of the vote compared to KMT Eric Chu’s 31.04 percent and PFP James Soong’s 12.84 percent, according to Taiwan’s Central Election Commission. In the 2012 presidential election, Ma won with 51.6 percent of the vote compared to Tsai’s 45.6 percent, while Soong garnered a mere 2.7 percent. In the same election of 2008, Ma had gathered a historic high of 58.4 percent of votes, compared to the DPP candidate’s 41.6 percent. According to a research report by Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Ma’s vote share in 2008 election was higher than the previous record high gained by Lee Teng-hui in 1996 of 54 percent. Vote and Seat Shares in Legislative Yuan Elections For the 2016 election, the DPP won an outright majority seats of 68, while KMT gained 35. The New Power Party (NPP) and PFP won 5 seats and 3 seats, respectively. One seat went to the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union (NPSU) and the remaining to an independent. In the 2012 legislative election, the KMT was able to win with reduced majorities, while the TSU and the PFP each won three seats. In the same election of 2008, third parties had almost completely disappeared. Note: Party abbreviations KMT: Kuomintang; DPP: Democratic Progressive Party, PFP: People First Party; TSU: Taiwan Solidarity; NPSU: Non-Partisan Solidarity Union; NP: New Party; MKT: Minkuotang; NPP: New Power Party)