Fri, Sep 13, 2013 - Page 1 News List

Wang takes KMT to court over membership ruling

SPEAKER:Wang Jin-pyng said he hopes to retain his seat to resolve a series of issues that are vital to political and social stability, eg, the budget and service trade pact

By Chris Wang and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporters

According to the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法), the legislature is required to void Wang’s status as a lawmaker and send the result back to the CEC so that it can announce the name of a KMT legislator-at-large nominee to take over Wang’s seat. Under the law, the legislature is not subject to a prescribed period to complete the process.

CEC Vice Chairman Liu I-chou (劉義周) reiterated yesterday that Wang lost his status as a legislator the same day his party membership was revoked.

Liu said he was surprised that many people were still unsure about Wang’s legislative status despite the developments.

Wang said he had no comment on Liu’s views that his legislative seat had been invalidated immediately after the KMT ruled on the case on Wednesday.

Additional reporting by CNA

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