By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Chang led a mass resignation of his Cabinet after he called the final meeting Thursday
inpreparation for the handover to his successor Lin Chuan on May 20, when the new administration is sworn in.
President Ma appointed Simon Chang to head the Executive Yuan after approving the resignation of former Premier Mao Chi-kuo in the wake of the ruling Kuomintang’s (KMT) comprehensive defeat in the presidential and legislative elections on Jan 16.
When asked to assess his own performance during an interview, Chang said that he will leave it entirely to the people to judge his performance, and that he had felt more relaxed after tendering his resignation to President Ma Ying-jeou after the meeting.
Chang’s performance during the transitional period was rated highly due to his immediate reactions to a deadly earthquake that struck Tainan on Feb 6. [FULL STORY]