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Protesters demand recall in Tamsui

LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS?The protesters occupying the legislature organized discussions to analyze opposing proposals to regulate cross-strait trade agreements

By Alison Hsiao, Loa Iok-sin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer and CNA

The opposition party also proposed various versions of the bill a total of 108 times, which were all rejected in the legislature’s Procedure Committee, he added.

Huang compared the Executive Yuan’s version of the oversight bill with the one drafted by the civic groups, saying that according to the former, signing agreements “is still directed and controlled by the executive power that ‘explains their work and listens to the people’ without allowing for revisions to be made to the pacts.”

The non-government version, in contrast, “requires the establishment of a pre-negotiation agreement and concluding plan by the executive department with the participation of the legislature,” Huang said.

During the second session, people divided into 10 discussion groups, which ended after two hours with each group summarizing and presenting their deliberations.

A third session took place later yesterday evening.

Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the Sunflower movement’s leaders, said that once the results of the “civil parliament” are compiled into a report, he looks forward to a point-by-point response from the Cabinet and lawmakers from ruling and opposition parties.

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