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Legislators to discuss proposed presidential national report

Legislators to discuss proposed presidential national report

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (???) said Wednesday that he will convene legislators from across party lines Nov. 6 to discuss matters related to President Ma Ying-jeou giving a state of the nation report to the Legislature. Wang made the remarks after the ruling Kuomingtang (KMT) proposed a motion that the president should deliver a national report on his Nov. 7 meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Legislature. He added that if the proposal is approved, the Procedure Committee will set up a schedule for the president to deliver his report. According to Constitution, it is the Executive Yuan that is responsible for reporting to the Legislature on specific issues, but the Act Governing Exercise of Rights of the Legislative Yuan stipulates that the president can make such a report if a legislative resolution is reached after a proposal endorsed by at least 25 percent of the lawmakers. Wang attended a legislative hearing later in the day to hear a report from the head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council, Hsia Li-yan (???), on the Ma-Xi meeting. The meeting, scheduled to take place in Singapore, is to consolidate the current peace and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait, according to Hsia. It will be the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the two sides of the strait since the Chinese civil war ended in 1949. Lai Shyh-bao (???), the KMT's central policy committee chief, said if the Legislature agrees, the president will be ready to deliver his report on Nov. 9 at the earliest and on Nov. 13 at the latest. (By Tseng Yin-yu and Lee Mei-yu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 11:40 GMT+08:00