By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just ahead of the May 20 inauguration of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, the New Power Party on Tuesday six areas where it hopes the new government will bring change.
In January’s elections, Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party won a majority at the Legislative Yuan for the first time, but she had to wait until this Friday before being sworn in as president, with a Cabinet headed by former Finance Minister Lin Chuan also taking office on the same day.
The NPP, which holds five seats at the 113-member Legislature, said it would watch the new government and “rationally supervise” its actions.
At the top of the party caucus list of six demands featured the topic of “generational justice,” which included pension reform. The NPP approved Tsai’s earlier proposal for a National Affairs Conference on subjects related to social welfare. [FULL STORY]