WHERE TO, WANG?KMT whip Lai Shyh-bao said outgoing Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s future role was not discussed, adding that he is expected to keep helping
Date: Jan 27, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday nominated outgoing
party caucus whip Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) as its candidate for the legislative speakership, while it nominated legislator-elect William Tseng (曾銘宗) as deputy speaker.
The KMT caucus reached a consensus at a meeting at KMT headquarters in Taipei, which was attended by 28 of the party’s 35 legislators who won seats in the elections on Jan. 16.
“Two plans were discussed at the meeting. One was that the caucus put forward its own candidates for the speakership and deputy speakership and the other was that we allow lawmakers to vote for themselves,” Lai said on the sidelines of the meeting.
Lai said the legislators in attendance opted for the first plan and agreed to select candidates based on seniority. [FULL STORY]