Mon, Nov 22, 2004 - Page 3 News List

Chen's `soft coup' claim a part of DPP campaigning

TACTICS Although the president's coup claims remain unsubstantiated, the accusation was useful in directing attention to issues favorable to the DPP, analysts say

By Huang Tai-lin  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chen spelled out the party's main theme in his address at the National Party Congress held in July.

"The past four years proves that, under the current constitutional government system, when the president is elected by the people and the majority of parliament belongs to opposing political parties, the entire government is nearly paralyzed and is unable to be effective," Chen said in his speech.

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