The News Lens
Date: Sep 08, 2017
By: Chen yu-fu, Cheng Hung-ta and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Legislators across party lines yesterday commented on premier-designate William Lai (賴清德) ahead of his swearing-in today, suggesting issues that Lai should focus and publicly speculating about the chemistry between Lai and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus secretary-general Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) said the legislators were prepared to grant Lai a brief “honeymoon period” to familiarize himself with the job.
Provided no large issues — or power blackouts — occur between now and Lai’ s expected report to the Legislative Yuan on Sept. 22 to open its second session, the KMT would not attempt to block motions at the legislature, Lin said.
The KMT caucus is to meet with Lai next week and express its concerns about the “one fixed day-off and one flexible rest day” policy, energy policies and other matters, Lin said. [FULL STORY]