Legislative vote proceeds despite KMT objections

LONG PROCESS:Lawmakers voted against at least 75 KMT motions last night, each of which proposed to cut the infrastructure plan budget by 0.1 to 1 percentage point

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 26, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Lawmakers yesterday voted on motions on the budget for the Forward-looking

Democratic Progressive Party and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators tussle in the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday over a vote for the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. Photo: Chen Yu-fu, Taipei Times

Infrastructure Development Program even as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucuses were in disagreement over how to address the motions.

KMT caucus secretary-general Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) said that during “informal talks” before a negotiation scheduled yesterday morning, the DPP caucus rejected the KMT’s demand that all of its motions be voted on and withdrew the window of negotiation.

That prompted the KMT to reverse its decision to reduce its number of motions from about 10,400 to 1,200, Lin said.   [FULL  STORY]

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