Speculation over PFP, no confidence

Taipie Times
Date: Aug 22, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

A meeting yesterday between Vice Premier Lin Hsi-yao (林錫耀) and the People First Party (PFP) caucus over an upcoming infrastructure budget review raised speculation over the party’s role in a no-confidence vote against the Cabinet.

Lin visited PFP lawmakers to negotiate over the review of proposed budgets for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, as the party had complained about insufficient communication with the Cabinet.

The timing of the meeting was sensitive, as the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) was allegedly planning a no-confidence vote against Premier Lin Chuan (林全) following a nationwide blackout on Tuesday last week.

The PFP is a potential KMT ally, as the 35-seat KMT caucus must seek support from three more lawmakers to meet the no-confidence vote requirement.

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