Ruling DPP mulls adopting new party constitution

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-16
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member on Thursday delivered a proposal signed by 32 6762107party representatives to the DPP headquarters that calls for the party to adopt a new party constitution to reflect President Tsai Ing-wen’s statement of maintaining the status quo across the Taiwan Strait and replace the doctrine of Taiwan independence in the current version.

DPP spokesperson Wang Min-sheng said that DPP’s basic value and position that Taiwan’s future should be decided by Taiwanese people will never change.

Wu Tsu-chia, vice chairman of the news Web site, delivered the proposal to the DPP headquarters. He said that he planned the proposal with former DPP legislator Julian Kuo, and that 32 party representatives have cosigned the proposal.

The proposal calls for the party to empower the Central Executive Committee to rewrite a new party constitution in 2016 based on Tsai’s “maintaining status quo” statement to replace the article 1 of the party constitution of 1991 that calls for the establishment of a “Republic of Taiwan,” the “Resolution on Taiwan’s Future” in 1999, and the “normal country resolution” in 2007, and to reflect the current situation and the party’s image of devoting to maintaining peace and stability across the Strait.    [FULL  STORY]

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