Fri, Oct 11, 2013 - Page 1 News List

Su announces no confidence motion

By Chris Wang and Mo Yan-chih  /  Staff reporters

Meanwhile, in response, the Presidential Office yesterday expressed regret over the DPP’s plan to initiate a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet, and urged the party to present solutions to foster political stability and economic growth instead.

Presidential Office spokesperson Lee Chia-fei (李佳霏) cited Ma’s National Day speech and said the government aimed to find viable ways forward for Taiwan by facilitating economic liberalization while raising the competitiveness of the service sector after the nation signed the cross-strait service trade agreement with China this year.

“The DPP should abandon its political manipulation and join the government to fight for the economy. This will be what the public really wants,” she said.

Separately yesterday, Wang said he respected the DPP’s right to initiate the motion, and said the legislature will handle the motion in accordance with standard procedures.

If the motion is filed, there will be a three-day “cooling off period” to allow the DPP to retrieve the motion. If the party insisted on initiating the motion, the legislature will hold a meeting to review the motion on the fourth day and vote on it on the fifth day, he said.

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