Presidential and DPP reps meet to talk handover

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-01-23
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Presidential secretary-general Tseng Yung-chuan and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s representative Lin Hsi-yao met Saturday to discuss the period leading up to the presidential inauguration on May 20.

There have been a wide variety of suggestions for handling the transition period, especially in the wake of Premier Mao Chi-kuo’s resignation and the advent of a Democratic Progressive Party majority at the Legislative Yuan beginning February 1.

At their meeting, Tseng and Lin, who is a former DPP secretary-general, discussed the plan to find a new premier who was acceptable to the new legislative majority as well as the setting up of a transition committee, presidential spokesman Charles Chen said.

Tsai’s delegation officially rejected President Ma Ying-jeou’s recurrent offer to form a new Cabinet based on the new DPP majority at the Legislature, reports said. Lin also denied that his party had already formed a transition committee.     [FULL  STORY]

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