Date: Jan 30, 2016
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday criticized the protracted
four-month interim period between the presidential election and the presidential handover, saying the issue must be resolved by a legal amendment, as no other country has such a long interval between the two dates.
“I think that the late handover date must be resolved. Which other country in the world has to go through such a long wait for the presidential handover?” he said in Osaka, Japan, in response to media queries.
Asked whether Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should try to solve the issue during her first term in office, Ko said: “The sooner it is solved, the better. The establishment of a system should not be based on personal interests, but on long-term national development.” [FULL STORY]