Lai, Chen Chu withdraw resignations

COOPERATION: Several DPP lawmakers emphasized the need for legislators and the Cabinet to work together on forming policies to get a better grasp of the public pulse

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 27, 2018
By: Yang Chun-hui, Chiu Yen-ling and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer and CNA

General Chen Chu (陳菊) have decided to remain in their posts in the interest of

Premier William Lai, right, and Executive Yuan spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday in which Lai confirmed he would be staying in his post in the interest of government stability.  Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times
Premier William Lai (賴清德) and Presidential Office Secretary-

continuity, after offering to step down to take responsibility for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) crushing losses in Saturday’s nine-in-one elections.

The DPP won only six of the 22 city mayor and county commissioner seats nationwide, while the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) won 15.

Lai, who took office in September last year, tendered his resignation on Saturday, but President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she would not accept it.

At a news conference yesterday, Lai said that after talking with Tsai the previous day he had decided to stay on as premier to help advance the government’s policies.

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