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Constitution bill fails to pass on last session day

FINGER-POINTING:The DPP caucus whip said the KMT’s Lai Shyh-bao had proposed postponing the presidential poll, but Lai said it was the PFP’s idea

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The police escorted Wang to a patrol car and were able to leave only after a confrontation, in which the protesters blocked the car by lying down in front of it.

DPP Legislator Yu Mei-nu (尤美女) later said that KMT lawmakers failed to appear at an interparty negotiation session scheduled for the afternoon, adding that Lai told her that negotiations were not possible, because of a party leadership directive.

The last general assembly meeting ended at about 6pm, with lawmakers from both parties holding banners and shouting slogans denouncing each other for obstructing the constitutional reforms.

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