NPP calls for meaningful reform of negotiations

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 01, 2015
By Abraham Gerber  /  Staff reporter

New Power Party (NPP) legislative candidates yesterday castigated “insincere” Chinese

New Power Party member Chen Wei-ting, left, and chairman Huang Kuo-chang, center, attend a press conference in Taipei yesterday, announcing the party’s new proposals for legislative reform.  Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

New Power Party member Chen Wei-ting, left, and chairman Huang Kuo-chang, center, attend a press conference in Taipei yesterday, announcing the party’s new proposals for legislative reform. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

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]

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