Feb 24, 2017LegalComments Off on Lee Yi-yang approved as Examination Yuan VP
The Legislature has approved the nomination of Lee Yi-yang for vice president of the Examination Yuan. Lee is a member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
One of the five branches of the government, the Examination Yuan is tasked with all national exams and is responsible for managing the nation's civil service.
The DPP's legislative majority saw Lee confirmed despite a boycott from the legislative caucus of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT).
Lee served as interior minister from 2006 to 2008 during Chen Shui-bian's second term as president. He was nominated by President Tsai Ing-wen.
Lee came under fire from the opposition earlier in his confirmation process because he had previously called for the abolition of the Examination Yuan. This would have meant a change to the Republic of China constitution.