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KMT issues top mobilization order for extra session

KMT issues top mobilization order for extra session

The main opposition Kuomintang issued full mobilization orders asking its lawmakers to attend the informal meeting of the Legislature Monday and brace for a three-day extra legislative session.
The KMT legislative caucus has requested a special session to consider 35 bills including the central government’s 2007 budget plan that failed to pass before the end of the fall session a week ago.
The Legislature's inactivity has drawn sharp criticism from different sectors and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng has scheduled an informal meeting for Monday on whether to convene an extra session.
The KMT caucus sent top mobilization notices to its lawmakers by express mail, asking them also to back the party's stance on the session agenda and the issues to be addressed.
The largest opposition party has proposed passing a string of uncontroversial bills before settling disputes through votes on the budget and the Central Election Commission's makeup.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party has said the budget should top the extra session's agenda.


Updated : 2021-01-20 09:38 GMT+08:00