Su Tseng-chang's Cabinet resigns en masse amid reshuffle
Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) led his Cabinet members to resign en masse on Monday as part of a reshuffle prompted by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's defeat in local government elections in November last year.
The 75-year-old Su, who has headed the executive branch under President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) since January 2019, tendered his resignation on Jan. 19 after an earlier offer to resign over the electoral setback was turned down by the president on election night.
A new Cabinet led by former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) will be sworn into office on Tuesday.
Over the past few days, Chen has unveiled 39 appointments to his new Cabinet via social media, the majority of whom also served in his predecessor's Cabinet in the same positions.
The full lineup of the new Cabinet is scheduled to be announced in a news conference at 2 p.m. on Monday.
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