TAIPEI — Premier Sean Chen and his Cabinet were sworn-in Sunday by President Ma Ying-jeou, who urged them to remember the people’s discontent with the administration’s recent policies.
Chen’s Cabinet resigned en masse in mid-May in accordance with Constitutional precedent, and President Ma Ying-jeou approved minor changes to the lineup before his inauguration on Sunday.
Among the changes, Yiin Chii-ming remains as head of the Council for Economic Planning and Development but now doubles as a minister without portfolio.
Lung Ying-tai, former head of the Council of Cultural Affairs, leads the newly established Ministry of Culture.
Hu Yu-wei, a professor at National Taiwan Normal University’s Graduate Institute of Mass Communication, was appointed as Executive Yuan spokesman, a newly established position after the Government Information Office was closed permanently.