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New Party Taiwan
New Party

X?n D?ng (Mandarin)
Sîn Tóng (Hakka)
ChairmanYok Mu-ming
Vice ChairmanLee Sheng-feng
FounderYok Mu-ming
FoundedAugust 22, 1993
IdeologyChinese nationalism

Chinese reunification
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationPan-Blue Coalition
International affiliationnone
Legislative Yuan
Local Councillors
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the Republic of China
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New Party Headquarters

The New Party (NP), formerly the Chinese New Party (CNP), is a Chinese nationalist political party in Taiwan, affiliated with the pan-blue coalition, and supportive of the unification of Taiwan with Mainland China.


The New Party was formed on 22 August 1993 out of a split from the then-ruling Kuomintang (KMT) by members of the New Kuomintang Alliance.[1] Members of the Alliance had accused KMT Chairman Lee Teng-hui of autocratic tendencies and moving the party away from Chinese reunification. Co-founders of the New Party included Chen Kuei-miao.[2] Originally, the party wanted to keep the name of the faction, but was prevented from doing so due to the similarity of names. The name "New Party" was seemingly inspired by the contemporary electoral success of the Japan New Party ("Nihon Shint?"; see Politics of Japan).

In the mid-1990s, the New Party attracted support from the KMT old guard as well as young urban professionals. The New Party was aided by former Finance Minister Wang Chien-shien and former Environmental Protection Administration Director Jaw Shaw-kong, who had charismatic and clean images.

In the 2000 presidential election, the party nominated writer and dissident Li Ao, who ran a spirited but token campaign. In the election, most members of the party supported former provincial governor James Soong, who ran as an independent candidate after losing the KMT nomination and subsequently expelled by Lee Teng-hui, and in fact both Li Ao and the then New Party chairman Lee Ching-hua encouraged people to do so. In the 2001 Legislative Yuan election, the party only won 1 seat in Kinmen.

In the 2006 municipal elections, the New Party made significant gains, seating over a dozen members into public office. The New Party also gained four seats in Taipei Mayor private offices.

Since the 2008 Legislative Yuan elections, the New Party hasn't won any seats, while the party supported most of the KMT candidates.

Election results

Yok Mu-ming at the New Party rally in 228 Park.

Presidential elections

Election Candidate Running mate Total votes Share of votes Outcome
2000 Li Ao Elmer Fung 16,782 0.13% Lost Red XN
2020 Yang Shih-kuang

Legislative elections

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
1,222,931 13.0% Increase21 seats; Opposition Chen Kuei-miao
708,465 7.1% Decrease10 seats; Opposition Chou Yang-shan
269,620 2.9% Decrease8 seats; Governing coalition (Pan-Blue) Yok Mu-ming
12,137 0.13% Steady; Governing coalition (Pan-Blue) Yok Mu-ming
199,402 53.5% Decrease1 seats; No seats Yok Mu-ming
10,678 0.08% Steady; No seats Yok Mu-ming
510,074 4.18% Steady; No seats Yok Mu-ming

Local elections

Election Mayors &
Councils Third-level
Municipal heads
Municipal councils
Village heads
Election Leader
province-level only
N/A N/A N/A Wang Chien-shien
N/A N/A Chou Yang-shan
municipalities only
N/A N/A N/A Chen Kuei-miao
N/A N/A Hsieh Chi-ta, Levi Ying
municipalities only
N/A N/A N/A Yok Mu-ming
N/A N/A Yok Mu-ming
municipalities only
N/A N/A N/A Yok Mu-ming
N/A N/A Yok Mu-ming
municipalities only
Yok Mu-ming
Yok Mu-ming
Yok Mu-ming

National Assembly elections

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
1,417,209 13.6% Increase46 seats; Opposition Chen Kuei-miao
34,253 0.88% Decrease43 seats; Opposition (Rejecting amendments) Yok Mu-ming

See also


  1. ^ Tai, Y.C.; Liu, L.Y.; Lin, Lillian (22 August 2015). "New Party throws weight behind KMT in legislative election". Central News Agency. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Wen, Kuei-hsiang (2014-08-16). "New Party founder dies at 81". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved .

External links

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