DPP retakes Legislature ahead of Control Yuan confirmation votes

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/16/2020
By: Kuo Chien-shen,
Yu Hsiang, Chen Chun-hua and Matthew Mazzetta

Taipei, July 16 (CNA) Taiwan's Legislature on Thursday voted to move ahead with scheduled confirmation votes for 27 Control Yuan nominees the following day, after a scuffle in which the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) successfully retook the speaker's chair from protesting members of the opposition parties.

DPP lawmakers entered the chamber at 3:47 p.m. Thursday, pushing through two doors on either side of the speaker's chair, which the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) had occupied since Tuesday to protest former Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu's (陳菊) nomination as Control Yuan president.

After almost an hour of back-and-forth, KMT lawmakers were forced off the rostrum, allowing Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) to gavel the Legislature into session at 4:36 p.m.

The DPP then passed a motion, with 53 votes in favor and four votes against, to end any debate on the nominations and proceed with    [FULL  STORY]

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