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Kaohsiung Mayor Voices Support for Premier

Newspaper article China Post

Kaohsiung Mayor Voices Support for Premier

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu ([...]) on Friday expressed her full support for Premier Lin Chuan ([...]), saying she had absolute confidence in the performance of his Cabinet.

Chen made the statement in a radio interview conducted by Cheng Hung-yi ([...]), a well-known local TV and radio host.

Asked whether she was likely to replace Lin as premier in the near future, Chen said this was a presumptuous question that she did not prefer to answer.

There has been speculation that Chen would take over Lin's post after she completes half of her second term in late December, when the central government can choose her successor directly instead of conducting a by-election.

Chen praised Lin's performance as premier, saying Lin had devoted himself to playing his role well and that she was fully confident of the Cabinet's performance in the future. …

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