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Ruling DPP's new central standing committee elected

2016/07/17 22:02:41

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Ruling Democratic Progressive Party's 30-member Central Executive Committee elected its policy-making Central Standing Committee in Taipei on Sunday.

Among the 10 newly elected members of the Central Standing Committee, three were from the party's New Tide faction: Pingtung County Magistrate Pan Meng-an (潘孟安), New Taipei City Councilor Shen Fa-hui (沈發惠) and Tainan City Councilor Lin I-chin (林宜瑾).

Two were with the faction tied to President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the party's chairwoman: Legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) and Taoyuan Irrigation Association chief Huang Chin-chun (黃金春).

Another two were with the faction tied to former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃): Legislator Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬) and Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃).

The other three were lawyer and veteran CSC member Tsai Hsien-hao (蔡憲浩), former lawmaker Chen Sheng-hung (陳勝宏) and Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Ying-jung (林瑩蓉).

The 10 members are seven men and three women, two in their 70s, one in 60s, five in 50s and two in 40s.

The Central Standing Committee holds a weekly meeting with Tsai Ing-wen.

DPP's National Congress elected the governing Central Executive Committee at its National Congress earlier that day.

The 667 representatives of the National Congress also elected the 11 members of its Central Advisory Committee, which supervise the Central Executive Committee and is responsible for the party's discipline.

Legislator Chiu Yi-ying (邱議瑩) was later elected the chairperson of the committee by its 11 members.

(By Lu Hsin-hui and Kuo Chung-han)