Legislative Yuan occupation may exceed 3 days: KMT caucus whip

KMT legislators occupy building for over 12 hours in protest of Tsai's nomination for Control Yuan presidentTaiwan News

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/06/29
By: Kelvin Chen, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

KMT legislators occupy Legislative Yuan in protest of DPP’s Control Yuan president nomination. (Facebook, Linweijo photo)

2:38 p.m. Update: At 12:20 p.m., Legislative Yuan President Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) entered the Legislative Yuan under the protection of DPP legislative councilors and called for the convening of a legislative committee meeting to discuss the proposal to hold an interim party congress. After the council members read out the proposal, they immediately proceeded to vote on a possible interim meeting.

Among the 74 people present, 46 were in favor of an interim meeting while 28 were against it. The legislators decided on holding an interim meeting lasting from June 29 to July 22.

After a series of other votes, Yu announced the ending of the committee meeting. However, DPP legislators continued to stand at the rostrum to avoid it being occupied by the KMT again.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 20 Kuomintang (KMT) legislators broke into the Legislative Yuan on Sunday (June 28) and occupied the building in protest of President Tsai Ing Wen’s (蔡英文) nomination of Chen Chu (陳菊) as the head of the Control Yuan, the nation’s government watchdog.    [FULL  STORY]

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