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|49th Premier of the Republic of China|
8 September 2017 – 14 January 2019
|Vice Premier||Shih Jun-ji|
|Preceded by||Lin Chuan|
|Succeeded by||Su Tseng-chang|
|Mayor of Tainan|
25 December 2010 – 7 September 2017
|Preceded by||Hsu Tain-tsair|
|Succeeded by||Li Meng-yen (acting)
|Member of the Legislative Yuan|
15 April 1999 – 7 December 2010
|Constituency||Tainan City, 2nd ward|
|Born||6 October 1959
|Political party||Democratic Progressive Party|
|Education||National Taiwan University (BS)
National Cheng Kung University (MD)
Harvard University (MPH)
Lai Ching‑te (born 6 October 1959), also known by his English name William Ching‑te Lai, is a Taiwanese politician. He was a legislator in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2010, and as Mayor of Tainan from 2010 to 2017, before taking office as Premier of the Republic of China.
On 24 November 2018, he announced his intention to resign from the premiership after the Democratic Progressive Party suffered a major defeat in local elections, and left office on 14 January 2019.
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