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Mayor Begins New Term in Office

Mayor Begins New Term in OfficeReelected to a new term in office, Mayor Ko Wen-je and cabinet members took part in the inauguration ceremony at city hall in the morning of December 25.
The mayor’s inauguration address was relatively short: “Dear co-workers: Let’s get back to work. That’s it.”
The entire ceremony lasted no longer than half-an-hour. After the ceremony, he presided over the sworn-in procedures for the deputy mayors and city agency commissioners. All the members of cabinet joined in for a group photo at west entrance of city hall.
The mayoral inauguration ceremony was presided over by Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji. During his speech, Shih congratulated the mayor on his re-election and wish the best for the citizens of Taipei.
In reply to media questions on whether he is satisfied with the members of his cabinet and on the remaining vacancy among deputy mayors, Ko pointed out that the main point is not about his personal satisfaction, but whether citizens will be satisfied by the future performance of the candidate. However, he believes that all the officers are people with experience, so they should work well if they follow the principles of doing the right thing, avoid doing the wrong thing, and give it their best. As for vacancies, he pointed out that it will remain open in the meantime if the appropriate candidates cannot be found.