The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) raised nearly NT$101 million (US$3.18 million) more than the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) last year, according to a financial report on political donations, released by the Control Yuan on Thursday.
The report showed that political contributions to the DPP were around NT$192.21 million in 2015, while the KMT raised approximately NT$91.42 million.
Of the NT$192.21 million donated to the DPP, nearly NT$131.48 million came from individual donors, while private enterprises contributed NT$50.01 million and civic groups NT$1.06 million, the report showed.
In terms of expenditure, the DPP spent approximately NT$157.89 million, including NT$63.46 million on election campaigns and NT$33.6 million in general outlays for party operations, the report said.
This resulted in a surplus of NT$34.32 million for the DPP, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the KMT received nearly NT$91.42 million in political donations, with NT$50.26 million coming from private companies, NT$40.23 million from individuals and NT$750,000 from civic groups, the report showed.
The KMT spent NT$82.08 million, including NT$48.6 million on election campaigns and NT$15.87 million on general election expenses, the report said.
As a result, the party had a surplus of NT$9.34 million, according to the report.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel