President Chen Shui-bian (
As for a possible Cabinet reshuffle, the president will not make any dramatic moves before the Lunar New Year holiday in order to stabilize the political situation, Yu said.
Since Saturday's vote, Chen has made no public appearances. Yesterday, he continued to bypass all public activities, as he did on Monday.
Yu continued to receive visitors on Chen's behalf yesterday. He met with representatives of Japanese businesspeople affiliated with Taiwan under the company of Chinatrust Financial Holding Co chairman Jeffrey Koo (
Party reform has become the DPP's top priority, as many attribute the party's defeat to recent corruption scandals involving party officials.
Yu said yesterday that Chen has met with Vice President Annette Lu (
Answering media inquiries about Chen's response to the DPP's setback, Yu said that the president is still pondering the election outcome.
"He has not come up with a clear answer yet. I don't know when the president will show up in public," Yu said.