KMT votes to lift legislative term limits

CHU’S THREE REFORMS:The KMT chairman said that he would push for neutrality in the speakership, increasing parliament efficiency and improving transparency

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 29, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Central Standing Committee yesterday passed a

motion to lift a self-imposed term limit on legislator-at-large seats for legislative speakers, p01-151029-wangopening the door for Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s (王金平) potential re-election for a fourth term.

The proposal, jointly submitted by five committee members, was passed with the signatures of 29 of the 39 members, without being put to a vote at a routine meeting of the committee in Taipei.

The motion recommends an amendment be made to Article 2 of the KMT’s regulations on nominations for legislators-at-large and overseas legislators, which stipulates that KMT legislators-at-large are generally allowed to serve one term, but those with special contributions to the party are eligible for re-election.     [FULL  STORY]

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