Mass resignation as budget passed

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Taipei Times
Date: Jan 11, 2019
By: Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

After the general budget cleared the legislative floor, Premier William Lai (賴清德)

Premier William Lai, center left, Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan, center right, and other officials yesterday wave at reporters at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei after announcing the Cabinet’s mass resignation.  Photo: CNA

yesterday evening announced that the Cabinet is to resign en masse today.

Lai made the announcement at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei while thanking legislators for passing this year’s budget.

“The general budget has been passed. The time has come,” Lai said.

“I will hold an extraordinary Executive Yuan meeting tomorrow [Friday] to proceed with the Cabinet’s mass resignation and patiently wait for the president to announce a new premier,” he told reporters.

He expressed gratitude to Taiwanese for the support they have shown during his time as premier.    [FULL  STORY]

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