By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Tsai won the January 16 presidential election by an overwhelming margin, but the inauguration of a new president traditionally takes place on May 20, allowing for a long transition period.
Teams from the Presidential Office and from Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party have met several times to discuss the details of the handover.
The location of the planned meeting between Ma and Tsai was not immediately known, even though it was expected to be the Presidential Office Building, reports said.
The deal was reached with a view to facilitating the handover of power and opening a new chapter in positive interaction between government and opposition, Tsai’s office said. [FULL STORY]