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On This Day in 2005: Taiwan's Yu Shyi-kun's Cabinet Resigned


On January 23, 2005, Taiwan's Premier Yu Shyi-kun's cabinet resigned.

The next day President Chen Shui-bian named Frank Hsieh as premier. His cabinet took office on February 1.

Yu Shyi-kun is a Taiwanese politician. He led the Democratic Progressive Party as chairman from 2006 to 2007.

He previously served as Premier of the Republic of China from 2002 to 2005. 

Fact Sheet:
  • Born: 25 April 1948 (age 68), Dongshan, Yilan
  • Spouse: Yang Pao-yu (m. 1978)
  • Succeeded by: Chen Shui-bian
  • Education: National Taipei University, Tunghai University
  • Political parties: Democratic Progressive Party (-present), Chinese Youth Party (1966–1975)

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