43.1 C
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Taiwan appoints Ex-Chairman of ruling DPP party as new Prime Minister


Share post:


Moscow: Taiwanese President-elect Lai Ching-te appointed former chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Cho Jung-tai as Taiwan’s new prime minister on Wednesday, the media reported.

In January, Taiwan held a general election in which pro-independence candidate Lai, also of the ruling DPP, won with 40.05% of the vote to head the island’s local administration.

Cho will take office after Lai and Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim are inaugurated on May 20, the Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

The 65-year-old politician served as DPP chairman from early 2019 until then-Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen’s second tenure as the island’s head in May 2020, the report said.

Taiwan has been governed independently of mainland China since 1949. Beijing views the island as its province, while Taiwan – a territory with its own elected government maintains that it is an autonomous country but stops short of declaring independence. Beijing opposes any official contacts of foreign states with Taipei and considers Chinese sovereignty over the island indisputable.

Related articles

Chief of Air Staff to review passing out parade at INA Saturday

Kannur (Kerala): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will Saturday review the Passing Out...

FTII Pune wins top prize at Cannes Film School competition

Cannes: "Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know", an entry from the Film and Television Institute of India...

Not every party is run by dictator: AAP tells PM

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party has hit back at PM Narendra Modi for his statement calling Punjab Chief...

Trump claims most Gaza hostages dead, reason why talks unproductive

Washington: Former President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally in New York City that he believes most...