Running mates tackle public queries

CALL FOR REFORM:All three candidates emphasized the need for improving the legislature, but shied away from committing to an overhaul of the election system

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 27, 2015
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Six questions selected by drawing lots from a pool of queries submitted by

Police gather outside SET-TV’s premises, the venue for the televised vice presidential debate between the candidates from the People First Party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party, in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei

Police gather outside SET-TV’s premises, the venue for the televised vice presidential debate between the candidates from the People First Party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party, in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei

members of the public through online media platform Watchout (沃草) were directed at the three vice presidential candidates during the second part of the presidential debate yesterday.

The first question asked if the candidates agreed with a proposal that the Legislative Yuan should elect one-fourth of its legislators every year.

Republican Party Chairperson Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩) — People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong’s (宋楚瑜) running mate — said she would suggest electing half of the legislators every two years, adding that people in the system are more important, because conflict between political parties is the primary reason for low legislative efficiency.     [FULL  STORY]

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