READY TO FIGHT:Hung said she would reform the party’s think tank, uniting it with the legislative party caucus to turn it into the caucus’ ‘ammunition depot’
Date: Apr 02, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) attended a KMT
caucus meeting yesterday, appearing at the Legislative Yuan as party chairwoman for the first time.
She welcomes communication, Hung said during the meeting, calling on legislators to freely express their opinions.
Saying that there are only “comrades, no enemies” within the party, Hung added that the KMT, despite being a minority party, should exert its power of oversight.
She said that the KMT was often “hijacked by the minority” when it was a majority party, adding that party supporters said that there was no point in them giving the KMT the majority of seats in the legislature with many bills blocked.
Hung said she hopes that the 35 legislators the KMT has could become a strong team and refrain from “opposing [bills] just for the sake of opposition.” [FULL STORY]