Date: May 26, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
A coalition of civic groups yesterday expressed rage over the legislature’s failure to
reach a consensus over reforms that would see the voting age lowered to 18 and urged the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to stop attempting to “kidnap” the proposals to promote their agenda on absentee voting.
Despite a grueling 12-hour meeting on Wednesday last week, the legislature’s Constitutional Reform Committee adjourned without reaching any conclusions.
The KMT and the Democratic Progressive Party began to blame each other for the failure the following day.
Led by the Civic Alliance to Promote Constitutional Reform (CAPCR), representatives from more than a dozen civic groups rallied outside the legislature yesterday, saying that they were worried about the lack of progress on constitutional reform. [FULL STORY]