Republic of China political party

Kuomintang (KMT; Chinese: 中國國民黨; English: Chinese Nationalist Party), also known as Guomindang (GMD), is the main political party in Republic of China (Taiwan). It was ruling in Mainland China until 1949 when Communists captured the mainland and the KMT moved to Taiwan. It was founded by Song Jiaoren and Sun Yat-sen. Chiang Kai-shek later led the party for decades.

Chinese: 中國國民黨; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng
ChairmanJohnny Chiang Chi-chen
Secretary-GeneralLee Chien-lung [zh]
Founded10 October 1919; 104 years ago (1919-10-10)
Preceded by
Headquarters232–234 Sec 2 Bade Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei, ROC
Think tankNational Policy Foundation
Youth wingKuomintang Youth League
Education WingInstitute of Revolutionary Practice
Armed wingNational Revolutionary Army (1925–1947)
Taiwan Garrison Command (1958–1992)
Membership (2020)345,971[2]
Political positionCentre-right[9][10][11]
to right-wing[12][13]
National affiliationPan-Blue Coalition
Regional affiliationAsia Pacific Democrat Union
International affiliation
Colours  Blue
AnthemSān Mín Zhǔyì
Legislative Yuan
38 / 113
Municipal mayors
3 / 6
12 / 16
394 / 912
Township/city mayors
83 / 204
Party flag
"Kuomintang (Guómíndǎng)" in Traditional (top) and Simplified (bottom) Chinese characters
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese中國國民黨
Simplified Chinese中国国民党
Literal meaning"Nationals’ Party of China"
Abbreviated to
Traditional Chinese國民黨
Simplified Chinese国民党
Tibetan name
Zhuang name
ZhuangCunghgoz Gozminzdangj
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicДундадын (Хятадын) Гоминдан (Хувьсгалт Нам)
Mongolian scriptᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠳᠤ ᠶᠢᠨ
(ᠬᠢᠲᠠᠳ ᠤᠨ)
(ᠬᠤᠪᠢᠰᠬᠠᠯᠲᠤ ᠨᠠᠮ)
Uyghur name
Uyghurجۇڭگو گومىنداڭ
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠵᡠᠩᡬᠣ ᡳ
RomanizationJungg'o-i G'omindang
KMT main office in Taipei, Taiwan


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  13. "Taiwan Lawmakers Push 'Marriage Equality' Bill". Inter Press Service. 30 October 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020. The current push follows two previous efforts by DPP lawmakers in 2003 and 2006 to introduce same-sex marriage bills that were blocked from the legislative agenda by the right-wing Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) majority.