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KMT renews proposal for an extra legislative session

TAIPEI -- The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) renewed Wednesday its proposal for the Legislative Yuan to hold a second extra session in order to review nominees to the Control Yuan before lawmakers go on recess.

The session would run two weeks beginning July 28, according to the proposal.

Before then, the KMT plans to hold two forums between the nominees and party legislators, who hold the majority of seats in the Legislature, on July 13 and July 20.

KMT caucus whip Wang Ting-son said the nominees will answer questions raised by legislators during those two forums.

The arrangement is the ruling party's response to public expectations for strict screening of the nominees, Wang said.

The credentials of the 29 nominees to the Control Yuan, the top government supervisory body, have been questioned by the opposition.

The Legislative Yuan ended a three-week extra session in deadlock over the issue on July 4 without voting on the nominations.

Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming said that it is still “premature” to talk about the issue.

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