Tsai said to name Lin Chuan as next premier Tuesday

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-14
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

At a press conference to be held on Tuesday morning, President-elect Tsai Ing-6741299wen will tap former minister of finance Lin Chuan to be premier of her administration, which will be inaugurated on May 20, sources in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) confirmed Monday.

After the announcement, Lin will act in the capacity of a premier-to-be and begin to carry out personnel arrangements for the new Cabinet as well as the power transition, sources in the DPP said.

Media have recently reported several possible personnel arrangements, but DPP members familiar with the matter said that some of the people named by the media are just “one of the options.”

Tuesday’s press conference will formally announce Lin’s appointment as the next premier, and will not touch on other appointments, sources in the DPP said.     [FULL  STORY]

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