Lin Chuan to be Taiwan’s new Prime Minister


Taiwan’s president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, has named Lin Chuan as her prime minister when the government changeover takes place in May.

Lin Chuan (64) was previously Minister of the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of the Executive Yuan (2000 – 2002) and then Minister of Finance between 2002 and 2006. More recently he has been Executive Director of the New Frontier Foundation and has been involved in the transitional team working on the transfer of power between the incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou government and Tsai Ing-wen’s team.

Tsai Ing-wen will take over as President of Taiwan on 20th May after she won the presidential election on 16th January and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took 68 of the 113 seats in the Legislative Yuan (parliament).

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