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Survey gives list of candidates for prosecutor-general

STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES

The Prosecutors' Reform Asso-ciation (檢察官改革協會) yesterday announced the top three winners of an independent survey to select candidates for the position of State Public Prosecutor General (檢察總長). The association will now give the list of suggested candidates to the new administration to help in the selection process.

Taichung District Prosecutor Shih Mao-lin (施茂林) received the most votes.

A total of 740 prosecutors from Taiwan's 30 prosecutors' offices took part in the vote that stretched over two days.

Lu Ren-fa (盧仁發) presently holds the position of prosecutor-general, but did not get enough votes to put him into the list of the top three candidates.

At present, prosecutor-generals are appointed by the justice minister, who normally makes his selection from among chief prosecutors and high court prosecutors. The position gives the prosecutor-general the power to assign prosecutors to different counties and set policy within the prosecutorial system.

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