By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Premier-designate Lin Chuan announced Thursday during a media luncheon
that he was naming Lin Hsi-yao, the convener of the Democratic Progressive Party transition team, to serve as his Vice Premier.
The premier-designate was cited as saying that he has been working closely with Lin, and was impressed by his flexibility and positive attitude, adding that due to Lin’s rich experience in both central and local governments, he believes he will serve as a good coordinator between governmental branches.
Apart from Vice Premier, Lin also announced the first wave of the Cabinet lineup, including former Financial Supervisory Commission chairman Shih Jyun-ji, former Vice Chairman of the Council for Economic Planning and Development Chang Ching-sen, former Director General of Directorate General of Budget Hsu Jan-yao, former Deputy Interior Minister Lin Mei-jhu and Lin Wan-I, a professor of social work at National Taiwan University, as ministers without portfolio. [FULL STORY]