Date: Dec 01, 2015
By Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
New Power Party (NPP) legislative candidates yesterday castigated “insincere” Chinese
Nationalist Party (KMT) proposals for reforming the Legislative Yuan, calling for meaningful restrictions on the legal role of cross-caucus negotiations as part of any reform package.
“It is fundamentally about manipulating the election and cheating votes out of people,” said NPP legislative candidate Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智), adding that the KMT’s legislative caucus had previously repeatedly rejected reforms similar to those proposed by Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) last week.
Chiu’s campaign manager, Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷), a prominent leader in last year’s Sunflower movement, called proposals by Wang “fake” and “non-democratic.” [FULL STORY]