Sovereignist William Lai takes office as president of Taiwan

Taipei (Taiwan), May 20 (EFE).- The sovereigntist William Lai (Lai Ching-te) took office this Monday as president of Taiwan, replacing Tsai Ing-wen (2016-2024), officially beginning a term in the that will seek to preserve the autonomy of the island against China. Lai, 64, was sworn in alongside her vice president, Hsiao Bi-khim, during the inauguration ceremony held at Taiwan’s Presidential Palace. The until now vice president of the island spoke a few words before a bust of the founder of the Republic of China (Taiwan’s official name), Sun Yat-sen, and left the Presidential Palace accompanied by Tsai to greet the crowd stationed in the square. Lai subsequently signed the decrees appointing Prime Minister Cho Jung-tai, Secretary General of the Presidency Pan Men-an, and Secretary General of the National Security Council, former Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. IMAGES OF WILLIAM LAI TAKING POSSESSION OF THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT OF TAIWAN, REPLACING TSAI ING-WEN, AT THE TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN TEIPEI, TAIWAN. IMAGES TAKEN FROM THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE TAIWANESE TELEVISION TTV.

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