Gou backs parliamentary system, Cabinet lawmakers - News Summed Up

Gou backs parliamentary system, Cabinet lawmakers


By Ann Maxon / Staff reporterHon Hai Precision Industry Co chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) yesterday said that he supports a parliamentary system and would promote legislation allowing legislators to double as Cabinet members if elected president. Taiwan’s current political system gives the president too much power and is something in between a semi-presidential and a parliamentary system, he said. Under this system, “the president has power, but does not have to take responsibilities or answer to the legislature, while the premier has no power, but must take responsibility,” Gou said. He said that he supports a parliamentary system and would promote legislation on parliament’s role, including allowing competent legislators to double as ministry heads, within two years if elected. Asked about Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-Yu’s (韓國瑜) plan to run the nation from Kaohsiung if elected president, Gou said that the president’s work location should be chosen based on efficiency.


Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC



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