Premier leads Cabinet in en masse resignation

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Premier leads Cabinet in en masse resignation

Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) Outgoing Premier Lin Chuan (林全) led his Cabinet in an en masse resignation Thursday following its last regular meeting.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) as premier Tuesday, one day after she accepted Lin's resignation, and Lai is scheduled to take office Friday.

After the en masse resignation, Lin and his Cabinet posed for a photo in the Plaza of the Executive Yuan building, which was followed by a farewell party.

During the party, Lin praised Lai as a hard-working and warm-hearted leader, saying that he believes the premier-designate "can do a better job than me."

Lin also thanked his Cabinet for helping him push forward administrative affairs .

Describing himself as a man of his word, Lin said that during his term in office, he opened his heart to everybody and fulfilled the promises he made.

Lin also said he looks forward to better teamwork in the Cabinet.

In addition, he told Cabinet staff to ignore gossip and to continue to strive for the country's progress.

Lin also expressed frustration that many bills remain stalled in the Legislature, saying that he has done his utmost and cannot do anything about it now that he is stepping down.

(By Claudia Liu and Evelyn Kao)
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