CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED: The resignation is obligatory before the first session of the new legislature. Su Tseng-chang will continue to serve as Executive Yuan head
Date: Jan 14, 2020
By: Hsieh Chun-ling / Staff reporter, with CNA
Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) led his Cabinet in resigning en masse yesterday evening, weeksearlier than required by the Constitution, following Saturday’s elections that saw President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) win re-election and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) retain its legislative majority.
However, Su will continue to serve as premier after the president earlier in the day asked him to remain in his post, Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said.
Tsai met with Su in the Presidential Office at noon, and asked him to continue to serve as head of the Executive Yuan to maintain stability, and Su agreed, Chang said.
Tsai had told a news conference on Saturday night that she expected to keep her executive team for her second term to maintain a level of stability amid rapidly changing domestic and international situations. [FULL STORY]