New legislative session kicks off Friday

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-19
By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The new legislative session officially opened on Friday morning with the 6736191Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) taking up more than half of the legislative seats.

A new legislative session kicked off Friday with an interpellation session to question Premier Simon Chang. Disaster prevention, national land planning, and nuclear power issues were spotlighted during the interpellation session.

The ninth ROC legislature swore in on February 1, with 113 newly elected and reelected lawmakers reporting for duty at the Legislative Yuan.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has become the majority in the Legislature for the first time after winning 68 seats in the 113-seat Legislature in the Jan. 16 Legislative election, while the Kuomintang (KMT), New Power Party (NPP), and the People First Party (PFP) took 35, 5, and 3 seats respectively. One seat went to the Non-Partisan Solidarity Union (NPSU) and the remaining to an independent.     [FULL  STORY]

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