Tsai’s rejection of parliamentary system a ploy, says KMT

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-01
By: CNA

Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang on Tuesday countered opposition Democratic Progressive Party

Tsai Ing-wen, March 21. (Photo/Yao Chih-ping)

Tsai Ing-wen, March 21. (Photo/Yao Chih-ping)

leader Tsai Ing-wen’s dismissal of a shift to a parliamentary system of government, saying that she was once in favor of such a change and that her opposition now might be a political ploy.

KMT spokesperson Yang Wei-chung said that when she was running for the DPP leadership last year, Tsai declared that “I also support a switch from the presidential system or semi-presidential system to the parliamentary system.”

The KMT move came a day after Tsai told a group of party lawmakers that “the parliamentary system is out of the question,” in her first declaration of her position on a KMT proposal to revise the country’s Constitution to create such a system. Tsai based her claim on what she said is mainstream public opinion in which the majority of the public prefers to directly vote for their president.     [FULL  STORY]

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