Group to keep pressing for constitutional reform

LIFELONG STRUGGLE: The greatest obstacle to Taiwan’s normalization is the ROC Constitution, Taiwan New Constitution Foundation chairman Koo Kwang-ming said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 20, 2020
By: Chen Yu-fu and Kayleigh Madjar / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Taiwan New Constitution Foundation chairman Koo Kwang-ming, front row center, foundation director Michelle Wang, front row right, and other members attend a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

The Taiwan New Constitution Foundation yesterday said it would call for constitutional interpretations and is considering submitting other referendum proposals, following the rejection on Friday of its two referendum proposals on constitutional reform.

The Central Election Commission rejected the proposals without clarifying its reasoning, foundation chairman Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏) told a news conference in Taipei.

“The greatest obstacle to the nation’s normalization and development is the Republic of China [ROC] Constitution,” he said, adding that democracies use referendums, not revolutions, to solve problems.

The 95-year-old said he has spent a half-century fighting for Taiwan, with the biggest changes coming over the past few decades in the wake of democratization.    [FULL  STORY]

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