Legislature decides to set up constitutional amendment committee

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/14/2020
By Fang Cheng-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan's Legislature decided Monday to set up an ad hoc committee tasked with revising the Constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan), based on a consensus reached by ruling and opposition parties.

Under the Legislature's rules, the committee is a necessary part of the review process for constitutional amendments.

The committee will consist of 22 lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, 14 lawmakers of the Kuomintang, two of the Taiwan People's Party, and one of the New Power Party, based on their proportion of seats in the lawmaking body.

Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) announced the decision after hosting interparty talks on issues related to amending the Constitution and the Additional Articles of the Constitution.
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