By: Chen Chun-hua and Kay Liu
Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) When the Legislature begins a new term on
Monday, its leadership will likely be controlled by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the first time in Taiwan’s history.
On Monday, the 113 lawmakers who will begin a new four-year term will elect a speaker and a deputy speaker after they are sworn in, according to the Law Governing the Legislative Yuan’s Power.
All lawmakers are eligible to be elected for the posts, decided in separate elections, and the two major parties — the DPP and Kuomintang (KMT) — have nominated candidates.
The DPP put forward Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) as the party’s candidates for speaker and deputy speaker, respectively, and with the party holding 68 of the 113 seats, the DPP’s two candidates are virtually assured of victory. [FULL STORY]