Taiwan’s Tsai Names Chen New Premier to Rebuild Support
Taiwan named former vice president, Chen Chien-jen, as its new premier, replacing the long-serving Su Tseng-chang, in a bid by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party to win back support after a major loss in recent local elections.
The appointment was decided on by President Tsai Ing-wen in a meeting Wednesday afternoon after Chen agreed to the offer, Presidential Spokesman Xavier Chang said in a Facebook post. The two also discussed major political and public affairs, the post said.
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