By: Tai Ya-chen, Jay Chen and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Though President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday
that he would not accept the Cabinet’s resignation for now, Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) went through with his pledge to lead the Cabinet in resigning en masse later that day, according to Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群).
Ma went to the premier’s residence around noon Monday in an effort to retain Mao and his Cabinet but did not meet with him there before Mao led his Cabinet’s resignation, according to Sun.
Mao tendered his resignation Saturday and led the Cabinet’s resignation Monday afternoon in the wake of the ruling Kuomintang’s defeat in Taiwan’s Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections. [FULL STORY]