Youth call for constitution based on ‘reality’

NEED TO BE HEARD: Coalition organizer Lin Chun-chieh called for ‘all people of different generations to stand up and speak your vision of the country’

Taipei Times
Date:  Oct 09, 2020
By:Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

Members of a youth coalition called the Taiwan New Constitution Youth Front participate in a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: George Tsorng, Taipei Times

A coalition of youth groups yesterday urged lawmakers to draft a new constitution that would better reflect the separate governance of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.

The coalition, called the Taiwan New Constitution Youth Front, said that it wants a constitution that guarantees more rights, reflects the nation’s current political reality and contains the “voices of the youth.”

The coalition’s call came after the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday formally established an ad hoc Constitutional Amendment Committee, following the approval of a list of 39 committee members from across party lines.

The “first problem” in the amendment process is a bottleneck of more than 30 proposed amendments advanced by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Feng Hui-lun (馮輝倫), a coalition organizer and Taoyuan City Youth Advisory Committee member.

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