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Wu Den-yih
吳敦義


Incumbent
Assumed office 
10 September 2009
President Ma Ying-jeou
Deputy Eric Liluan Chu
Preceded by Liu Chao-shiuan

In office
15 June 1990 – 20 December 1998
Preceded by Su Nan-cheng
Succeeded by Frank Hsieh

Born 30 January 1948 (1948-01-30) (age 62)
Caotun, Republic of China
Political party Kuomintang
Spouse(s) Tsai Ling-yi
Alma mater National Taiwan University

Wu Den-yih (Chinese: 吳敦義, Pinyin: Wú Dūnyì; born January 30, 1948) is a Taiwanese politician of the Kuomintang Party, and the current Premier of the Republic of China.

Personal

Wu was born in Tsaotun, Nantou County, Taiwan. He earned a BA degree in history from the National Taiwan University in 1970.

Wu is married with wife Tsai Ling-yi and the two have three sons and one daughter.[1]

Politics

Wu Den-yih was the appointed mayor of Kaohsiung between 1990 and 1994, and he served as the mayor again from 1994 to 1998 by election. He was defeated by Frank Hsieh in the mayoral election in 1998. Wu is also currently the general secretary of KMT since 2007.

Wu was designated to succeed Liu Chao-shiuan as Premier of the Republic of China on 8 September 2009 by President Ma Ying-jeou. Liu and his Cabinet resigned en masse on 10 September, with Wu succeeding the post that very same day.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Su Nan-cheng
Mayor of Kaohsiung
1990–1998
Succeeded by
Frank Hsieh
Preceded by
Office created
Legislative Yuan-Nantou County District 1
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Pending special election
Preceded by
Liu Chao-shiuan
Premier of the Republic of China
2009–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chan Chun-pao
Secretary-General of the Kuomintang
2007–present
Succeeded by
Chan Chun-pao

References

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