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Simon Chang named new vice premier

2014/12/05 12:59:47

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Minister of Science and Technology Simon Chang has been named the new vice premier, the Executive Yuan said Friday.

Chang will fill the post left by Mao Chih-kuo, who was appointed premier earlier this week as part of a Cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the government's defeat in the local elections Nov. 29.

A full lineup of the Cabinet is expected to be announced later in the day, with the premier and other members of the new Cabinet assuming their posts on Dec. 8.

(By Tang Pei-chun and Jay Chen)