Tsai sets policy goals for new Cabinet

TRANSFORMATION:With the appointment of William Lai as premier, the new Cabinet should focus on ‘execution’ of the plans laid by its predecessor, the president said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 06, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday announced the appointment of a new

Outgoing Premier Lin Chuan, left, sits next to Tainan Mayor William Lai, who is to take over as premier on Friday,at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

premier and outlined seven major policy goals for the new Cabinet, including the 5+2 Transformation Plan.

Tsai officially announced that Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) would be the new premier, replacing Premier Lin Chuan (林全).
Lin assumed office on May 20 last year.

Tsai said she is confident Lai has a good understanding of public opinion and would be able to rapidly respond to the needs of people across the nation.

“We have seen his executive capability,” she said of Lai, a highly rated lawmaker from 1999 to 2010.

Lai was elected Tainan mayor in 2010 and won a second term four years later with 72.9 percent of the vote, the highest-ever in a mayoral election since 1987, when martial law was lifted in the nation.    [FULL  STORY]

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