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Presidential election 2008: 1 days to go:Profiles of presidential candidates

1. Frank Hsieh (謝長廷)
Born: May 18, 1946

Birthplace: Taipei City

Education: Master's degree in Law, Kyoto University (1974)

Bachelor's degree in Law, National Taiwan University (1970)

Experience:

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairman (2008-present)

Premier (2005-2006)

DPP chairman (2000-2002)

Kaohsiung mayor (1998-2005)

DPP vice presidential candidate (1996)

DPP legislator (1989-1996)

DPP co-founder (1986)

Taipei County councilor (1981-1988)

Defense lawyer for the accused in the Formosa Incident (1980)

Attorney at law (1969-1981)

Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌)
Born: July 28, 1947

Birthplace: Pingtung County

Education: Bachelor's degree in Law, National Taiwan University (1968)

Experience:

Premier (2006-2007)

DPP chairman (2005)

Presidential Office secretary-general (2004)

Taipei County commissioner (1997-2004)

DPP legislator (1995-1997)

DPP secretary-general (1993)

Pingtung County commissioner (1989-1993)

DPP co-founder (1986)

Taiwan provincial councilor (1981-1985)

Defense lawyer for the accused in the Formosa Incident (1980)

Taipei County councilor (1981-1988)

Defense lawyer for the accused in the Formosa Incident (1980)

Attorney at law (1969-1981)

2.

Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)

Born: July 13, 1950

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Education: J.D., Harvard University (1981)

LL.M, New York University (1976)

Bachelor's degree in Law, National Taiwan University (1972)

Experience:

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman (2005-2007)

Taipei mayor (1998-2006)

Assistant professor, National Chengchi University (1998)

Minister of Justice (1993-1996)

Mainland Affairs Council vice chairman (1991-1993)

Deputy secretary-general of KMT central committee (1984-1988)

Deputy chief, First Bureau of the Presidential Office (1981-1988)

Vincent Siew (蕭萬長)
Born: January 3, 1939

Birthplace: Chiayi City

Education: Master's degree, Graduate Institute of International Law and Diplomacy, National Chengchi University (1965)

Bachelor's degree, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University (1961)

Experience:

Cross-Straits Common Market Foundation chairman (2000-2007)

Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research chairman (2002-2005)

KMT vice chairman (2000-2005)

Premier (1997-2000)

KMT vice presidential candidate (2000)

Legislator (1996-1997)

Mainland Affairs Council chairman (1994-1995)

Economic Planning Development chairman (1993-1994)

Minister of Economic Affairs (1990 to 1993)

KMT central committee member (1988)

Consulate General, Kuala Lumpur (1966 to 1972)

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