William Lai

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William Lai Ching-te (born 6 October 1959) is a Taiwanese politician who has been the Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2020. He served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2010, and as Mayor of Tainan from 2010 to 2017, prior to taking office as premier of the Republic of China. On 24 November 2018, he announced his intention to resign from the premiership after the Democratic Progressive Party suffered a major defeat in local elections, and left office on 14 January 2019 after the swearing-in of his successor Su Tseng-chang. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Lai has received more than 164,201 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William Lai is the 12,599th most popular politician (down from 12,355th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Taiwan and the 11th most popular Taiwanese Politician.

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Among politicians, William Lai ranks 12,599 out of 15,710Before her are Celso Torrelio, John Negroponte, William Perry, Mamadou Dia, Gary Locke, and Michael Ignatieff. After her are Harry Cohn, William Colby, Filippos Karvelas, George Friedman, Sakari Tuomioja, and Julian Castro.

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Among people born in 1959, William Lai ranks 216Before her are Vladimír Franz, Jack Wagner, Ameenah Gurib, Peter Mullan, Ana Torroja, and Neal Stephenson. After her are Naoji Ito, Wolf Hoffmann, César Évora, Thomas Calabro, Kevin Gage, and Henry Czerny.

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Among people born in Taiwan, William Lai ranks 25 out of 77Before her are Sylvia Chang (1953), Jay Chou (1979), Frank Hsieh (1946), Annette Lu (1944), Elaine Chao (1953), and Jolin Tsai (1980). After her are Lin Chi-ling (1974), Jerry Yang (1968), David Ho (1952), Justin Lin (1971), Ruby Lin (1976), and Peter Chen (1947).


Among politicians born in Taiwan, William Lai ranks 11Before her are Su Tseng-chang (1947), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Wu Den-yih (1948), Han Kuo-yu (1957), Frank Hsieh (1946), and Annette Lu (1944). After her are Lin Chuan (1951), Sean Chen (1949), Eric Chu (1961), and Jiang Yi-huah (1960).

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