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Interim KMT legislative caucus whip appointed

TAIPEI -- Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) caucus Secretary-General Fai Hrong-tai(費鴻泰) has been temporarily appointed KMT legislative caucus whip after Lin Hung-chih(林鴻池) resigned over the poor results of President Ma Ying-jeou's Control Yuan nominations.

Ma, who doubles as KMT chairman, approved the personnel change Tuesday, a party official said.

Lin tendered his resignation July 30, a day after 11 of Ma's 27 nominees for the Control Yuan were rejected by lawmakers because of KMT defections.

The results indicated that many KMT lawmakers did not vote along party lines, dealing another blow to the president, who has already seen many of his administration's major policies mired in bipartisan bickering among lawmakers.

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