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Cabinet to resign following KMT election defeat

2016/01/16 19:53:02

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said Saturday he has tendered his resignation to President Ma Ying-jeou and will not accept any attempt to have him remain in his post.

The move came after the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) lost both the presidential and legislative elections.

Mao said he will lead his Cabinet in resigning en masse as soon as possible so that the president can appoint a new premier to form a new Cabinet before the new Legislature is sworn in on Feb. 1, in accordance with constitutional precedents.

(By S.C. Chang; click here for the updated story.)