Too early to weigh in on Chen Chien-jen, Ko saysTOUGH YEAR AHEAD: As premier, Chen would have to immediately deal with a tax rebate, global economic issues and high tensions with China, a legislator saidBy Lee I-chia / Staff reporter, with CNAIt is uncertain whether Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) would perform well as premier, Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) Chairman Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday, as politicians weighed in after the Presidential Office confirmed that the former vice president would succeed Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌). The report came after Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday last week announced that he and his Cabinet had submitted their resignation to Tsai. Photo: CNANoting that Chen’s nomination must be approved by the legislature, Ko said that Chen has a good relationship with people and is polite. Regarding whether Chen would do a better job than Su as premier, Ko said that whether Chen can do the job well is yet to be seen, and it is too early to evaluate him. He also said that he hopes Chen could appoint his Cabinet heads according to their expertise and based on the principle of meritocracy.
Source: Taipei Times January 26, 2023 06:08 UTC