EXPERIENCED: Su cited Winston Churchill as another leader who returned to power despite his advanced age and promised to ‘roll up his sleeves’ in this ‘critical moment’
Date: Jan 12, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Former premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is to be sworn in as the new premier on Monday,
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.
The appointment came in the wake of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) heavy losses in the Nov. 24 local elections, which led to Tsai’s resignation as party chairperson and the Cabinet’s mass resignation on Thursday.
At a news conference at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Tsai said that she asked Su to take the role as he possesses three characteristics the nation needs at this moment: experience, boldness and the ability to get things done.
Su’s philosophy of “breaking new ground” was evidenced by his campaign last year for the mayorship of New Taipei City through his employment of young campaign employees, innovative policymaking or creativity in promotions, she said. [FULL STORY]