By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An opinion poll published by Wealth Magazine just before the inauguration of the new government team gave President-elect Tsai Ing-wen 66 percent and Premier-designate Lin Chuan 61 percent.
Both will take office with their administration on Friday May 20, more than four months after the presidential election.
Asked whether they held a positive view of how Tsai would govern, 66 percent responded in the affirmative, while 61 percent said they had positive expectations for Lin, a former finance minister selected as premier by Tsai.
The Cabinet as a whole scored 58 percent, despite being labeled by critics as “old, blue and male” due to its average age above 62, its allegedly high proportion of Kuomintang government officials, and the presence of only four women in a team of 40. [FULL STORY]