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Su unveils plan to recall President Ma

The major opposition party is prepared to launch a recall motion against President Ma Ying-jeou, said the party chairman late yesterday.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) staged its "Fury" protest yesterday to voice opposition to recent government policies. Marchers embarked from Taipei City Hall and ended at the Presidential Office, where DPP heavyweights rallied the crowd.

Chairman Su Tseng-chang announced two new party goals: changing policy through the Legislature, and replacing the "anti-reform regime."

"We are going to recall the incompetent president, and we are going to recall anti-reform legislators," said Su, the rally's last speaker.

"Anyone who goes against the interest of the people, who blocks reform, who protects the big financial interests — all of these people are going to be replaced," he said.

In response to the protesters' demands, Presidential Office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi (范姜泰基) said that demonstrations should not merely reflect public sentiments but should also offer constructive opinions.

In her address to the crowd, former DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen apologized for her defeat in the 2012 presidential election, which she said has led to public misery.

Earlier in the procession, Tsai had walked at the vanguard with Su and other party heavyweights Chen Chu, Annette Lu, Frank Hsieh and Yu Shyi-kun.

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