‘DISORGANIZED BAND’:Conflicts between the DPP-dominated legislature and the Cabinet reflects the president’s unwillingness to make her positions clear, the KMT said
Date: Jun 21, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the Cabinet’s repeated U-turns on major policies — including imports of US pork, the cancelation of seven national holidays and nuclear power — have triggered a free fall in the new government’s approval rating, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) said yesterday.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) started its administration with self-contradictory policies and gaffe-ridden officials, leading to clashes between the Cabinet and the legislature, KMT Culture and Communications Committee deputy director-general Wang Hung-wei (王鴻薇) said on the performance of the new administration.
“The Cabinet’s approval rating is nearing a ‘death cross,’ because it is a mere 7 percentage points higher than its disapproval rating of 33.8 percent,” Wang said. [FULL STORY]