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Wu Den-yih announces Cabinet line-up

WHO IS GOING WHERE At least 13 Cabinet members are keeping their jobs, while other portfolios are being filled by new faces — and some who are not so new

By Mo Yan-chih and Flora Wang  /  STAFF REPORTERS

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) is scheduled to hold a press conference at 5pm today to formally introduce the new premier, vice premier and Presidential Office secretary-general, Presidential Office Spokesman Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said.

Meanwhile, the KMT caucus said it hoped Wu Den-yih and vice premier-designate Eric Chu (朱立倫) would detail their administrative plans during a series of luncheons scheduled with KMT legislators.

Ma, Wu and Chu will have four gatherings with KMT legislators between tomorrow and next Wednesday ahead of the start of the fall legislative session next Friday.

KMT caucus secretary-general Lu Hsueh-chang (呂學樟) said Wu Den-yih should explain his goals during the gatherings.

KMT Legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) said the Executive Yuan should enhance communications with caucus members but it should not use the meetings to demand full support from KMT lawmakers, while fellow lawmaker Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順) said there would be no “honeymoon period” for the new Cabinet.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY KO SHU-LING

Also See: PROFILE: Wu Den-yih’s extensive experience comes to the fore

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