Progressivism in Taiwan
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This article gives an overview of progressivism in Taiwan. It is limited to left-wing liberal and progressive parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in the Legislative Yuan (parliament).
Progressivism parties in Taiwan
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is a centre-left social liberal and progressive party in Taiwan. It grew out of the Tangwai movement formed in the 1970s to oppose the ruling Kuomintang. while there are more social liberal wings from the Taipei metropolitan areas. As of the 2020 legislative elections, the DPP holds a majority of 61 legislative seats.
The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) is a left-wing progressive party characterised primarily by its Taiwanese nationalism and derives its membership from both the Kuomintang's former moderate and Taiwan-oriented fringe and DPP supporters disgruntled by the party's moderation on the question of Taiwanese sovereignty. Its progressive character is questionable, although it is part of the DPP's pro-Taiwan independence Pan-Green alliance. The TSU lost all of its seats in the 2016 elections.
The New Power Party (NPP) is a social democratic and progressive party, who aims to rewrite the Constitution of Republic of China and to carry out Taiwanization. The NPP won three seats in the 2020 legislative election.
List of progressivism parties
Represented in national legislatures
Not represented in national legislatures
- Peasant Party (1989– )
- Green Party Taiwan (1996– )
- Taiwan Solidarity Union (2001– )
- People's Democratic Party (2011– )
- Trees Party (2014– )
- Social Democratic Party (2015– )
- Free Taiwan Party (2015– )
Formerly represented in progressive parties
- Taiwan Independence Party (1996–2020)
- Pan-Green Coalition
- Taiwanese nationalism
- Left-wing nationalism
- Conservatism in Taiwan
- History of the Republic of China
- Politics of Taiwan
- List of political parties in Taiwan