New Prime Minister of Taiwan

New Prime Minister of Taiwan

Question: Who is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Taiwan?
(a) Tsai Ing-wen
(b) Su Tseng-chang
(c) Chen Shui-bian
(d) Tsai Sungen
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Su Tseng-chang is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Taiwan by President Tsai Ing-wen on 11th January 2019. This appointment took place during a major Cabinet reshuffle following heavy loss of ruling Democratic Progressive Party in recent local polls.
  • This appointment came after the resignation of former Prime Minister William Lai who resigned along with the entire cabinet after the defeat. Taiwan is also facing severe threats from China which considers this island its own.
  • Su is a former premier appointed in 2006 and was Chairman of Presidents Democratic Progressive Party for two terms.

Links:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/taiwan-appoints-new-premier-and-cabinet-after-poll-defeat-resignations.html

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