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DPP, campuses pledge protest support

VIOLATION:The DPP, academics and members of the public yesterday panned the president’s response to students’ demands as lies, sophistry and unacceptable

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

DPP Legislator Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) said the DPP caucus would not participate in inter-party negotiations convened by Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) if the KMT refused to declare the March 17 meeting convened by Chang Ching-chung invalid.

Despite Ma and the KMT having promised a clause-by-clause review and vote on the deal in the plenary session, the pledge was not possible according to the Legislative Yuan’s regulations, DPP Legislator Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬) said.

If the trade agreement is regarded as an executive order, as the KMT had claimed, it cannot be screened clause-by-clause, according to regulations, Gao said.

He added that the only possible scenario for the agreement to be reviewed line-by-line in a plenary session is that it is regarded as a treaty.

“However, that means the KMT’s claim that the agreement is an executive order cannot stand,” he said.

Additional reporting Rich Chang

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