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Democratic Progressive Party
民主進步黨: Mínzhǔ jìnbù dǎng
Leader Vacant
Founded September 28, 1986
Headquarters Taipei, Republic of China
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Taiwan nationalism
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation Pan-Green Coalition
International affiliation Liberal International
Legislative Yuan
40 / 113
Municipal Mayoralties
2 / 5
City Mayoralties and County Magistracies
4 / 17
Local Councillors
255 / 906
Township Chiefs
34 / 211

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) (Traditional Chinese: 民主進步黨; Simplified Chinese: 民主进步党; abbreviated to 民進黨 or 民进党; Pinyin: Mínjìndǎng) is a major political party in the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan). The party has been linked with the pan-green coalition and de jure Taiwan independence movementy. The DPP is a member of Liberal International and a founding member of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats. The DPP represented Taiwan in the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation.

List of Chairpersons

  1. Chiang Peng-chian (1986–1987)
  2. Yao Chia-wen (1987–1988)
  3. Huang Shin-cheih (1988–1992)
  4. Hsu Hsin-liang (1992–1994, 1996–1998)
  5. Shih Ming-teh (1994–1996)
  6. Lin Yi-hsiung (1998–2000)
  7. Frank Hsieh (2000)
  8. Chen Shui-bian (2000–2008)
  9. Tsai Ing-wen (since 2008)

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