Su Will Remain as Premier in Second Term: Tsai|蔡總統宣布蘇貞昌續任閣揆 讚"護國院長"


Less than two weeks before President Tsai Ing-wen starts her second term, announcements have been made that Su Tseng-chang will remain as premier with some minor cabinet revamp coming soon. President Tsai praised Su is the nation's protector. She said she would give him five major missions, including stimulating the economy and deepening reforms. Su said he would do his best.


On the 8th, President Tsai Ing-wen announced Su Tseng-chang would remain premier in her second term.

Premier Su has such a high satisfaction rating, which shows that all the people approve of him and his courage and his ability. I believe in my second term over the next four years, he will be a good partner to me and the best administrator.

Tsai praised Su's leadership through the African swine fever and COVID-19 pandemics and said he is her greatest support. She also said she has tasked him with five missions: getting through the pandemic, stimulating the economy, taking care of the people, deepening reforms, and balancing infrastructure. Su said he would do his best.

For her to reappoint me as premier -- this is an important mission and I deeply feel there is a long way to go. For President Tsai to give me this important mission in this way, I only have one thing to say. I will do my best.

Only minor adjustments to the Cabinet are expected due to factors including the global pandemic, Tsai taking over as chair of the Democratic Progressive Party, and the recall motion against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu. According to reports, Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin and Finance Minister Su Jain-rong are most likely to keep their posts while the futures of Transportation and Communications Minister Lin Chia-lung and Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung are uncertain.

All Cabinet personnel decisions will be made with the president in accordance with the authority granted under the constitution. I respect the president's announcement. The higher-ups will make their decisions. I will not comment on that.

Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, who is expected to receive a Cabinet appointment, is praising Su and the Cabinet and says he believes their support will bring about the completion of Taoyuan Aerotropolis and Asia Silicon Valley.



520總統蔡英文連任將就職,外界關注內閣調整,蔡總統親自召開記者會,行政院長蘇貞昌也出席,會中宣布蘇貞昌續任閣揆。

總統 蔡英文表示:「蘇院長的高滿意度,是人民對他的肯定。他有魄力、有能力,在未來四年第二個任期中,對台灣的未來的擘劃,我相信,他是我的好夥伴,他是最佳的執行者。」

從去年的非洲豬瘟,到今年的武漢肺炎,蔡英文認為,在蘇貞昌的帶領下,台灣守住疫情,也是她最堅強的後盾,還交付包括度過疫情、振興經濟、照顧人民、深化改革,以及均衡建設五大任務,蘇貞昌則感謝蔡英文,表示他會全力以赴。

行政院長 蘇貞昌表示:「她特別再一次交代我,擔任行政院長這個重任,我深感任重道遠。蔡總統這樣子交代重任,我只有一句話,我一本初衷,全力以赴。」

蘇貞昌確定續任,也將展開內閣人事調整,推測可能受到疫情,還有蔡英文將兼任民進黨主席,以及高雄市長韓國瑜罷免案是否過關等因素影響,僅是小幅調整,傳出經濟部長沈榮津、財政部長蘇建榮留任機會大,外界也好奇,交通部林佳龍和內政部長徐國勇,是否會留任。

交通部長 林佳龍表示:「一切的內閣的人事,就是由總統,依據憲政的職權來決定,尊重總統她的宣布。」

內政部長 徐國勇表示:「上級長官他們會去決定,這個我就不評論。」

對於蘇貞昌的留任,被點名是入閣熱門人選的桃園市長鄭文燦,則稱讚蘇貞昌的行政團隊,有行動力,同時提到包括桃園航空城,亞洲矽谷計畫等地方建設,他相信都能夠在蘇內閣的支持之下,一步步完成計畫的目標。

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