DPP holds congress to amend charter

PROMOTING NEUTRALITY:The charter was changed to remove a requirement for certain government officials to also serve on the party’s Central Standing Committee

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 10, 2016
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday amended its charter to

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, center, and Democratic Progressive Party representatives shout the party slogan, “Stable reform and a united Taiwan,” at the party’s provisional national congress in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

exempt certain high-ranking government officials from serving in party positions, while amending the party’s Regulations on Clean Politics to penalize party members who fail to avoid conflicts of interest.

“The public might not know why we are holding an irregula national congress to revise our party charter,” president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said.

“According to the DPP’s original charter, certain government officials are also required to serve as the party’s Central Standing Committee [CSC] members,” she said. “Such a rule was meaningful in the past, but we must reform it under the current situation.”

Tsai said that the DPP would look for talented people across party lines who share similar ideologies with the DPP to serve in the new government.     [FULL  STORY]

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