It is a ‘Day of Suffering for Referendums,’ says Annette Lu
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) got fired up again as shecastigated the passage of an amendment to the Referendum Act on June 18, which mandates that future elections must be “decoupled” from referendums.
The day of the amendment’s third reading at the Legislative Yuan should be designated as a "Day of Suffering for Referendums,” she exclaimed, adding that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should apologize to people for its recklessness and arrogance in pushing through the law, reported Liberty Times.
Lu noted that lowering requirements for referendum proposals are to blame for causing the turmoil of last year’s nine-in-one elections, held alongside a vote for ten such proposals. The decision to abolish the Referendum Review Commission by the legislative body does not address the real problem, she lamented. [FULL STORY]