By: Liu Kuan-ting and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendments can be realized soon and put into practice before the 2022 local government elections.
The proposal by the KMT to amend the Constitution to lower the legal voting age to 18 from the existing 20 and lower the age of candidacy to 20 from 23 was sent to committee review Friday.
The party's newly elected chairman, Chiang Chi-chen (江啟臣), then called on the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to establish a constitutional reform committee to discuss the issue.
Speaking during a press event Sunday, KMT legislative deputy caucus whip Lin Yi-hua (林奕華) said the party hopes that the proposal will be supported by the public and that the amendments to the Constitution can be passed soon. [FULL STORY]