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Struggle erupts in Taiwan parliament

Preventing erupted inside and out of doors of Taiwan’s parliament once more on Friday over the disputed nomination by President Tsai Ing-wen of a senior aide to a high authorities watchdog submit.

The primary opposition get together labelled the appointment cronyism.

The Kuomintang (KMT) has mounted a loud marketing campaign towards the nomination of Chen Chu to move the Management Yuan, an impartial authorities watchdog.

The KMT, soundly crushed by Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Occasion (DPP) in elections in January, this week occupied parliament’s predominant chamber for 3 days, attempting to thwart Chen from taking the submit.

A number of KMT lawmakers knocked down voting cubicles contained in the chamber to dam DPP legislators from casting ballots over the nomination.

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KMT has accused the DPP of dishonest in a part of the vote on nomination this week.

The voting on Friday went forward regardless of shouting and protests from KMT lawmakers, who held banners studying “invalid vote”.

About 100 KMT supporters outdoors parliament fought with police and a few tried to interrupt via barricades, calling on the DPP to withdraw the nomination.

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“Rejection to cronyism. Withdraw the nomination,” KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang advised supporters on the again of a truck outdoors the parliament.

Taiwan is a boisterous, generally unruly democracy. Punch-throwing and rowdy protests should not unusual in parliament.

The DPP has a big parliamentary majority, and has been angered by the concentrating on of Chen, who was jailed in 1980 for serving to lead pro-democracy demonstrations towards the then-KMT authorities when Taiwan was a dictatorship.

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The KMT, below its youthful new chief, Chiang, has been attempting to reinvent itself since its election defeat, having didn’t shake off DPP accusations they have been too pro-China.

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