KMT regrets Constitutional Court’s rejection of interpretation request

The China Post
Date: October 23, 2016

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s main opposition party Kuomintang expressed regret on Saturday after the Constitutional Court turned down a request by its legislators for an interpretation on a law targeting the party’s controversial assets.

Last month, the 35 KMT legislators jointly requested the Constitutional Court issue an interpretation on the Statute on Handling the Inappropriate Assets of Political Parties and Their Affiliated Organizations, which the KMT considers to be “unconstitutional and unlawful.”

The request, however, has been rejected by the court on the grounds that it is not supported by an adequate number of legislators.

According to Taiwan’s law, a request for constitutional interpretation is considered valid only if it is endorsed by one third of legislators, or at least 38 of the Legislature’s 113 members.    [FULL  STORY]

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