Former Grand Justice Hsu Tzong-li (???) and Supreme Court Justice Tsai Chiung-tun (???) were named Thursday as the nominees for president and vice president of the Judicial Yuan, respectively.
The nominations, which were announced by Vice President Chen Chien-jen (???) at a press conference, will now be sent to the Legislative Yuan for confirmation.
Chen said Hsu and Tsai will make a solid team that he hopes will push for long-awaited judicial reforms.
At the press conference, Chen also announced the names of five people who have been nominated to serve as grand justices, based on their qualifications, integrity, professionalism and academic achievements.
He said they were selected from a shortlist of 13 that in turn had been drawn from a pool of 50 recommended candidates.
Chen said the initial pool was screened by a committee, headed by him, which also solicited the views of the public and later sent the shortlist to President Tsai Ing-wen (???), who chose the final five.
Tsai's selections are National Taiwan University (NTU) professor Huang Chao-yuan (???), NTU's College of Law Dean Chan Sen-lin (???), National Chiayi University professor Hsu Chih-hsiung (???), Judicial Reform Foundation Chairman Huang Jui-ming (???) and Judicial Yuan Vice Secretary General Chang Chiung-wen (???), Chen said.
He said he hoped the nominees, all outstanding people in their respective fields, will be approved by the Legislative Yuan.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel