Newspaper article China Post

Premier Resigns, Cabinet Reshuffle Slated for Thursday

Newspaper article China Post

Premier Resigns, Cabinet Reshuffle Slated for Thursday

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TAIPEI - Premier Lin Chuan and the entire Cabinet will resign on Thursday, the Executive Yuan announced Monday.

Lin tendered his resignation to President Tsai Ing-wen at a national security meeting on Sunday. According to Executive Yuan Spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung, Lin thanked the president for the opportunity to serve the country. Lin said that it is now time for him to go as he has completed a phase of his mission and that his departure will facilitate the president's official appointment strategy.

Lin told the media that he will not accept any governmental appointments after his resignation. Some media outlets have speculated that the premier would take over as the Central Bank governor after the incumbent chief Perng Fai-nan's retirement slated for 2018.

It was also widely reported Monday that Tainan Mayor William Lai will replace Lin as premier. …

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