Taipei Times: 2020 Elections: Yu Shyi-kun a popular choice for next speaker

With new legislators to be sworn in on Feb. 1, former premier Yu Shyi-kun, who is to take a legislator-at-large seat, is seen by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members as a popular candidate for legislative speaker.

The DPP on Saturday maintained its majority in the Legislative Yuan, winning 61 seats, four more than the 57 needed to claim the majority in the 113-seat legislature.

While the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) won 38 seats, there are smaller parties and independents with a similar ideologies that the DPP can count on if it needs additional votes on legislation.

The New Power Party maintained its presence with three seats and the Taiwan Statebuilding Party took one seat, while four of the five independents voted in belong to the pan-green camp.

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