Tue, Oct 25, 2011 - Page 1 News List

DPP to propose referendum law change

SAFEGUARDS:The proposal would grant the Executive Yuan the authority to hold a referendum on cross-strait negotiations and require plebiscites before and after all talks

By Chris Wang and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff Reporters

The amendment would put clear regulations in law and reaffirm that all cross-strait engagements be conducted through a democratic process, he said.

Meanwhile, the DPP asked for clarification regarding Ma’s alleged dispatch of “secret emissary” Kao Huei (高輝), director of the KMT’s Mainland Affairs Department, to China at the weekend.

The DPP asked whether Kao had met senior Chinese officials during meetings on Friday and Saturday, and whether he had told Beijing the initiative was only a campaign tactic and that no referendum would be held in the future, DPP spokesperson Liang Wen-jie (梁文傑) told a press conference.

The KMT on Sunday denied Kao had been sent to China to discuss those matters.

Liang also said Kao must answer whether the KMT has promised to engage in negotiations for a peace agreement under the spirit of the Guidelines for National Unification, which was written by the National Unification Council.

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