Chen Li-an

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Chen Li-an
President of Control Yuan
In office
1 February 1993 – 23 September 1995
Preceded byHuang Tzuen-chiou
Succeeded byCheng Shuei-chih (acting)
Wang Tso-jung
Minister of National Defense of the Republic of China
In office
1 June 1991 – 26 February 1993
Preceded byHau Pei-tsun
Succeeded bySun Chen
Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China
In office
22 July 1988 – 1 June 1990
Preceded byLee Ta-hai
Succeeded byVincent Siew
Personal details
Born22 June 1937 (1937-06-22) (age 84)
Qingtian, Chekiang
NationalityRepublic of China
Political partyKuomintang
Spouse(s)Tsao Chin
ChildrenChen Yu-hui
EducationDoctor of Philosophy
Alma materNew York University

Chen Li-an (Chinese: 陳履安; pinyin: Chén Lǚ'ān; born 22 June 1937 in Qingtian, Zhejiang, Republic of China), sometimes spelled Chen Lu-an, is an electrical engineer, mathematician and former Taiwanese politician. He was the President of the Control Yuan from 1993 to 1995.

While he still considered the Kuomintang a "rotten party", Chen endorsed the KMT candidate Lien Chan in the 2000 ROC presidential election, believing that Lien was unlike the rest of the Kuomintang.[1]

In January 2001, Chen re-joined the Kuomintang, because he thought both the party and Taiwan needed him.[2]

1996 Republic of China Presidential Election Result
President Candidate Vice President Candidate Party Votes %
Lee Teng-hui Lien Chan Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Kuomintang 5,813,699 54.0
Peng Ming-min Frank Hsieh Green Taiwan White Cross.svg Democratic Progressive Party 2,274,586 21.1
Lin Yang-kang Hau Pei-tsun Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1,603,790 14.9
Chen Li-an Wang Ching-feng Independent candidate icon (TW).svg Independent 1,074,044 9.9
Invalid/blank votes 117,160
Total 10,883,279 100

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 January 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2003.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Lin, Chieh-yu (4 January 2001). "KMT exodus could cost party its majority". Taipei Times. p. 3. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
Government offices
Preceded by ROC Minister of Economic Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by ROC Minister of National Defense
Succeeded by
Sun Chen
Preceded by President of Control Yuan
Succeeded by
Cheng Sui-Je (acting)
Wang Tso-jung