Cabinet resigns en masse ahead of reshuffle

Taiwan's Cabinet (CNA)

TAIPEI (CNA) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced a mass Cabinet resignation on Thursday, paving the way for a partial government reshuffle after the May 20 inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) second tenure.

Su tendered the mass resignation signed by all Cabinet members during the weekly Cabinet meeting, the last before May 20, when Tsai will officially start her last presidential term.

Su, who will remain as premier after May 20, bowed to all the Cabinet members, thanking them for their hard work and praising them as “the strongest team.”

It is understood that National Development Council Minister Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) will step down, while Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) said in a Facebook post later in the day that he will not remain.