By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai ended his boycott of the Tainan City
Council of almost nine months Friday by presenting his government report to the body.
Lai, a prominent member of the Democratic Progressive Party, was impeached by the Control Yuan on August 4 after having stayed away from the council since January out of protest against vote-buying allegations centering on council speaker Lee Chuan-chiao of the Kuomintang.
At a news conference announcing his decision to return to the council after 234 days, Lai said that “reforms had achieved temporary results,” so he could present his government team’s program to the council.
However, as the session started, only councilors from the DPP were present, reportedly because the others had not been informed of Lai’s decision to end his boycott. [FULL STORY]