DPP rules out parlimentary system in constitutional reform

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/03/30
By: Sophia Yeh and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday 201503300037t0001objected to the ruling party’s proposal to revise the country’s Constitution to create a parlimentary system.

“The parlimentary system is out of the question,” said DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen at a meeting with party lawmakers, as the majority of the public prefers to directly vote for their president, according to Huang Chung-yen, head of the DPP’s information and public opinion department.

The chairwoman urged the ruling party to base the reform on the country’s long-term interests, include civic groups in the revision process, and not rush amendments through, Huang said.     [FULL  STORY]

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