Ma comes in behind disgraced former President Chen Shui-bian, just ahead of late dictator Chiang Kai-shek
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) trails closely behind Chiang Ching-kuo by half a percentage point.
Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who is currently out of prison on medical bail after a corruption conviction, trails Lee by a large margin — but he is still ahead of his successor, former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). Late President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) came in last, with a score of less than 60 points.
Since 1949, when the Kuomintang (KMT) retreated to Taiwan after their defeat in China, Taiwan has seen seven presidents, including Chiang Kai-shek, Yen Chia-kan (嚴家淦), Chiang Ching-kuo, Lee Teng-hui, Chen Shui-bian, Ma Ying-jeou and incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). As Yen was in office only for a short time and merely a nominal figurehead with no real power, he was not included in the evaluation. [FULL STORY]