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List of heads of governments of special municipalities, counties and provincial cities in Taiwan

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This article lists the current heads of governments of the 22 major administrative divisions in Taiwan. After the streamline of provinces in 1998, local autonomous bodies including the 6 special municipalities, 13 counties and 3 provincial cities are directly administrated by the central government (Executive Yuan) according to the Local Government Act. Executive branch of the local autonomous bodies are led by a mayor or magistrate. Each mayor or magistrate are elected by the population of each division with a maximum term of four years and are limited to two terms in office.

Currently, all of the mayors of special municipalities and provincial cities and magistrates of counties in the republic have won in the 2014 mayoral and magistratical elections and was sworn into office on 25 December 2014. Of the twenty-two current incumbents, two are women—Chen Chu in Kaohsiung City and Helen Chang in Chiayi County. Chiu Ching-chun of Hsinchu County is the oldest official (7009212308560000000♠67 years, 101 days of age), while Hsinchu City's Lin Chih-chien is the youngest (7009131943600000000♠41 years, 296 days old). Thirteen incumbents belong to the Democratic Progressive Party and six are from the Kuomintang; the remaining three have no party affiliation.

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List of heads of governments of special municipalities, counties and provincial cities in Taiwan Wikipedia


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