DPP MAJORITY:The opposition party’s claims of ‘unconstitutionality’ and failure to recognize the ROC did not stop the ruling party from approving Tsai’s nominees
Date: Oct 26, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved the nominees for Judicial Yuan president,
vice president and five grand justices, despite an attempt by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers to block the candidates for president and three grand justices.
While Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers arrived and gathered early yesterday morning at the Legislative Yuan to vote, their KMT counterparts assembled in the same place to shout slogans and wave banners saying that Hsu Tzong-li’s (許宗力) nomination as Judicial Yuan president was “unconstitutional” and accusing other grand justice nominees of “destroying the Constitution.”
The legislature voted to confirm the nominees for president and vice president yesterday morning, and those for the five grand justices in the afternoon. [FULL STORY]