Punches thrown as Chen Chu approved

YOU ACCUSED: The legislative speaker had rigged a vote for Chen Chu, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang said, adding that it was a ‘scandal’ for a democratic nation

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 18, 2020
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Wu Ping-jui, center, throws a punch at Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lu Ming-che, left, at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Sam Yeh, AFP

Amid chaotic scenes, former Presidential Office secretary-general Chen Chu (陳菊) was yesterday approved as Control Yuan president, despite Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators attempting to disrupt the vote.

After Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) announced the start of a vote on the president’s Control Yuan nominees at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, KMT legislators pushed over the two voting booths set up in the main chamber.

The move triggered a melee, but that did not stop DPP legislators from voting to approve the nominees, while KMT legislators attempted to obstruct the proceedings.

KMT caucus whip Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) said that there had been wrongdoing in Thursday’s vote on a motion that marked the end of a review of the nominees and set the rules for yesterday’s vote.    [FULL  STORY]

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