BACK IN THE CHAIR:The DPP’s 16th chairperson urged all members to join her in pushing for reforms and to be prepared to face rigorous public scrutiny
Date: May 26, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was yesterday sworn in as the 16th Democratic Progressive
Party (DPP) chairperson, calling for passion and calm, and averring that “change has already taken place” with the Executive Yuan’s dropping of charges against the Sunflower movement activists.
In the first DPP Central Executive Committee meeting after the presidential inauguration on Friday, Tsai was sworn in as party chief in accordance with the party’s constitution, which stipulates that the president is ex officio chairperson of the party.
Tsai said the DPP has again become the ruling party, but it now has different missions to complete and goals to achieve.
“As all of you have seen, on May 20, I outlined the problems that Taiwan is facing to remind everybody that the public expects the DPP to solve these problems one by one at a stable pace,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]