No-confidence vote to take place today
The China Post
September 22, 2012
By Ann Yu
The Legislature is set to vote today on the no-confidence motion proposed by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) against Premier Sean Chen. The entire Legislative Yuan, which consists of 113 lawmakers, will convene today to decide the future of the Cabinet. Lin Join-sane (林中森), secretary-general of the Kuomintang (KMT), will also attend the voting session.
Lawmakers gathered yesterday at the Legislative Yuan for a review of the no-confidence motion. A total of 69 legislators spoke at the podium.
DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) blasted the administration over the faltering economy, President Ma’s inability to implement appropriate measures to ensure the recruitment of professional talents, as well as the premier’s failure to initiate effective policies to counter the economic woes of the nation. “The DPP is toppling the Cabinet for the sake of its Constitutional responsibility,” he said. [FULL STORY]