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Presidential and DPP reps meet to talk handover

Presidential and DPP reps meet to talk handover

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.
The president-elect was fully prepared to assist the new government and to guarantee that it would not face a hardline opposition at the Legislative Yuan, Chen said.
The meeting at the Taipei Guesthouse close to the Presidential Office Building lasted one hour and also included Tseng’s deputies, Hsiung Kuang-hua and Hsiao Hsu-tsen, and DPP vice secretary-general Hung Yao-fu and former DPP poll center chief Chen Chun-lin, Chen said.
The spokesman said the talks developed in a friendly atmosphere with both sides explaining their positions.


Updated : 2021-06-17 02:15 GMT+08:00