KMT lawmakers block nominee for CEC head

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 12 April, 2019
By: Jake Chen

CEC Chairperson nominee Lee Chin-yung (center). (CNA Photo)

KMT lawmakers have blocked the nominee for new chair of the Central Election Commission from going through the review process.

The position has sat vacant since former chair Chen Ing-chin resigned amid criticism of his handling of last November’s elections.

Premier Su Tseng-chang nominated former Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung for the job in February. The review of Lee’s nomination was scheduled to take place at the Legislature Thursday.

However, the nomination drew strong opposition from KMT lawmakers.    [FULL  STORY]

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