Date: Jun 28, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A plan by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers to seek a constitutional interpretation of the Act Governing Civil Servants’ Retirement, Discharge and Pensions (公務人員退休資遣撫卹法) is likely to fail because of a lack of support from other caucuses.
The KMT wants to ask the Council of Grand Justices to block the implementation of some parts of the act, which was passed yesterday, on the grounds of “legitimate expectations.”
The KMT needs one-third of the 113-seat Legislative Yuan, or 38 lawmakers, to support its request for the grand justices to accept the petition.
All but one of the 35 members of the KMT caucus have signed on. The absentee is Legislator Chien Tung-ming (簡東明), who was suspended after being found guilty of vote buying.
The KMT had counted on support from the three People First Party (PFP) lawmakers and Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Legislator May Chin (高金素梅), but the PFP caucus said it has no intention of endorsing the proposal. [FULL STORY]