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Parties invited to offer nominees for Control Yuan

Parties invited to offer nominees for Control Yuan

The Presidential Office confirmed yesterday it had invited major political parties to recommend members to the leadership posts in the nation's highest watchdog body which have been vacant since February 1, 2005.
President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) sent major parties a letter each last Friday, asking them to recommend potential Control Yuan members within a week so that the Legislature can confirm them before the end of this legislative session, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Office yesterday.
The Control Yuan members are responsible for correcting government officials and for monitoring the government. All 29 members are named and appointed by the president with the consent of the Legislature.
The Legislature has refused to review the former slate of nominees, noting that some of them are morally flawed. Chen said that with the concession, he hoped the Legislature would be willing to end the constitutional mess by facilitating the confirmation process, the statement added.
Earlier, Chen refused to budge on the matter, saying the Legislature had no right to encroach on his power protected by the Constitution.
The Democratic Progressive Party's legislative caucus agreed later to bow to the opposition request in exchange for their support for military budgets.


Updated : 2021-04-11 03:38 GMT+08:00