BACKING:President-elect Tsai shared poll results that showed the Cabinet had an about 50 percent approval rating, spokesperson-designate Tung Chen-yuan said
Date: Apr 23, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Premier-designate Lin Chuan (林全) yesterday introduced the fundamental
policy directions proposed by president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to his future Cabinet members, while promising to entrust each member to accomplish policy objectives.
“The event is meant to have future Cabinet members systematically understand the core ideas of the president-elect and to integrate as a team when presenting policies,” Cabinet spokesperson-designate Tung Chen-yuan (童振源) told a news conference held following a three-hour meeting attended by Tsai, Lin and Lin’s future Cabinet members who have been introduced to the public.
“Lin said that he would authorize all ministers to accomplish each ministry’s policy objectives, because government officials have been too constrained in the past,” Tung said. “[Lin believes that] only ambitious ministers would win respect from the public, while saying that the entire government will back them up when they propose visions for the nation.”
Tung said that Tsai showed them the results of a recent poll, which indicates Lin’s Cabinet has an approval rating of about 50 percent, which means that the public does not hold the Cabinet in a negative light. [FULL STORY]