NPP accuses major parties of backroom dealmaking

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 13, 2018
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday accused the Democratic Progressive Party

New Power Party legislators at their caucus office in Taipei yesterday criticize the Democratic Progressive Party and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) for scheduling a week-long break during the current extraordinary session of the legislature, among other grievances.  Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

(DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) of attempting to control legislative agendas by making backroom deals, and called for more transparency in the legislative process.

Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) on Monday afternoon announced that no legislative sessions would be convened for a week to allow for cross-caucus negotiations, after the legislature earlier passed a DPP proposal to prioritize a controversial bill that would cut veterans’ pensions.

Asked by reporters whether they were invited to join the meeting to discuss the postponement, NPP caucus convener Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) said that the DPP and KMT have secretly decided a great part of the legislative agenda for the extraordinary session.    [FULL  STORY]

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