Eric Chu

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Eric Li-luan Chu
Mayor of New Taipei
In office
18 January 2016 – 25 December 2018
DeputyHou You-yi
Hsu Chih-chien
Lee Shih-chuan
Chen Shen-hsien
Succeeded byHou You-yi
In office
25 December 2010 – 19 October 2015
Preceded byChou Hsi-wei (Magistrate of Taipei)
Succeeded byHou You-yi (Acting)
6th Chairperson of the Kuomintang
In office
19 January 2015 – 16 January 2016
DeputyHau Lung-pin
Huang Min-hui
Preceded byWu Den-yih (Acting)
Succeeded byHuang Min-hui (Acting)
Hung Hsiu-chu
Vice Premier of the Republic of China
In office
10 September 2009 – 17 May 2010
PremierWu Den-yih
Preceded byPaul Chiu
Succeeded bySean Chen
Minister of the Consumer Protection Commission
In office
10 September 2009 – 17 May 2010
PremierWu Den-yih
Preceded byPaul Chiu
Succeeded bySean Chen
Magistrate of Taoyuan
In office
20 December 2001 – 10 September 2009
DeputyHuang Min-kon
Preceded byHsu Ying-shen (Acting)
Succeeded byHuang Min-kon (Acting)
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1999 – 20 December 2001
Personal details
Born (1961-06-07) 7 June 1961 (age 62)
Bade City, Taiwan
Political partyKuomintang
Spouse(s)Kao Wan-ching
Alma materNational Taiwan University
New York University
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chu/Zhū ().

Eric Li-luan Chu[1] (Chinese: 朱立倫; pinyin: Zhū Lìlún; born on 7 June 1961) is a Taiwanese politician. He is the Mayor of New Taipei.[2]

Before becoming mayor, he was the Vice Premier of the Republic of China, under Premier Wu Den-yih. He was elected as the first mayor of the newly created city of New Taipei on 27 November 2010. On 17 January 2015, he was elected unopposed as Chairman of the Kuomintang, replacing Ma Ying-jeou.

On 17 October 2015, he was chosen as KMT candidate for the 2016 presidential election replacing incumbent candidate Hung Hsiu-chu. Chu lost to Tsai Ing-wen, and resigned his post as KMT chairman.[3][4]

On 25 December 2019, Chu announced his plans to run for President again in the upcoming 2020 Taiwan presidential election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mayor of New Taipei City". New Taipei City Government. Archived from the original on 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  2. "After KMT drubbing, all eyes turn to party's lone mayor, Eric Chu". South China Morning Post. 5 December 2014.
  4. "KMT needs to start anew: Chu".
  5. 朱立倫卸新北市長 宣布投入2020總統選舉,中央社,2018-12-25