Ko Wen-je

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Ko Wen-je
Ko Wen-je in 2014
1st Chairman of the Taiwan People's Party
Assumed office
6 August 2019
Preceded byPosition established
4th Mayor of Taipei
In office
25 December 2014 – 25 December 2022
See list
Preceded byHau Lung-pin
Succeeded byChiang Wan-an
Personal details
Born (1959-08-06) 6 August 1959 (age 64)
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Political partyTaiwan People's Party
Spouse(s)Chen Pei-chi
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Chinese name

Ko Wen-je (Chinese: 柯文哲; pinyin: Kē Wénzhé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Koa Bûn-tiat; born 6 August 1959) is a Taiwanese surgeon and independent politician. Ko was the Mayor of Taipei from 2014 to 2022.[1]

Before becoming the mayor, he was a doctor at the National Taiwan University Hospital. He was also a professor at National Taiwan University College of Medicine.[2]

He is a candidate for President of the Republic of China in the 2024 election.

References[change | change source]

  1. Independent Is Elected Taipei Mayor as Taiwan's Governing Party Falters
  2. "Biography at NTUH". Archived from the original on 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.