Legislative Yuan

unicameral national legislature of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

The Legislative Yuan is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China now based in Taiwan. It is one of the five branches (五院; wǔyuàn; gō͘-īⁿ) of government. The parliament of the republic includes all three of the National Assembly (now abolished), the Legislative Yuan, and the Control Yuan.[3]

Legislative Yuan of
the Republic of China

11th Legislative Yuan
Coat of arms or logo
  • 5 December 1928; 95 years ago (1928-12-05)
  • 18 May 1948; 76 years ago (1948-05-18)
    (1947 Constitution)[1][2]
  • 24 February 1950; 74 years ago (1950-02-24)
  • 7 June 2005; 18 years ago (2005-06-07)
    (current form)
Preceded byNational Assembly
Han Kuo-yu (KMT)
since 1 February 2024
Johnny Chiang (KMT)
since 1 February 2024
Caucus Leaders

since 1 February 2024
Secretary General
Chester W. L. Chou (Independent)
since 5 February 2024
Political groups
In Government (Minority)
  •   DPP (51)

Opposition (Majority)

  • KMT Caucus (54)
    •   KMT (52)
    •   Independent (2)
  •   TPP (8)
Length of term
4 years
Parallel voting:
  • 73 seats by FPTP
  • 34 seats by party-list PR using largest remainder method with Hare quota
  • 6 seats by SNTV
Last election
13 January 2024
Meeting place
The Legislative Yuan Building,
No. 1, Zhongshan South Road
Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Republic of China
www.ly.gov.tw (in English)
Additional Articles and the original Constitution of the Republic of China

How it works change

Legislators are elected to office through the following ways:

References change

  1. "Concise History". Legislative Yuan. 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. 立法院全球資訊網-認識立法院-簡史. www.ly.gov.tw (in Chinese). 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. 司法院釋字第76號解釋, Judicial Yuan interpretation number 76 (English translation) Archived 2019-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. 公職人員選舉罷免法-全國法規資料庫入口網站. law.moj.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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