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April 26, 2017

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No one tapped yet to head Control Yuan: report

TAIPEI -- The process to search for candidates to replace the outgoing members of the country's Control Yuan and Examination Yuan has not yet started, not to mention finding someone to head either of them, sources at the Presidential Office said Sunday.

In a China Times report Sunday, the unnamed sources denied rumors that former Minister of Justice Wang Ching-feng may be selected to head the Control Yuan, the country's supreme watchdog body, for the next six years.

The sources said a committee has been formed to seek candidates for members of the Control Yuan and Examination Yuan and will meet for the first time Monday.

The committee, chaired by Vice President Wu Den-yih, will not complete its list of candidates until May or June, the sources said in the report.

Furthermore, there is no way that President Ma Ying-jeou, who has the constitutional power to nominate members with the approval of the Legislative Yuan, will show preference for any candidate before the committee's work is completed, the sources said.

Currently, there are 29 members of the Control Yuan and 19 members of the Examination Yuan whose six-year terms will expire on Aug. 31 and July 31, respectively.

The Examination Yuan is responsible for administering national examinations to choose civil servants and public sector professionals, while the Control Yuan is in charge of monitoring public servants' conduct.

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