Vice President Annette Lu (
The two politicians, both touted as possible candidates for the 2008 presidential election, met at the arrangement of the alumni association of their US alma mater, Harvard University.
Lu is the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) acting chairman and Ma is the Chinese Nationalist Party's (KMT) chairman. The meeting was the first time the two party leaders have talked directly with each other since former DPP chairman Frank Hsieh (
Lu asked Ma to take full responsibility for the pan-blue camp blocking the government's nominations to the Control Yuan in the legislature.
"I hope Ma can lead his party in conformity with the law, since we were law school students," she said.
In response, Ma criticized the government for not running the country in accordance with the law.
"If the KMT ran the government and the DPP held the majority in the Legislative Yuan, the KMT government would definitely let the DPP form a Cabinet," he said.
When asked by the media after the event to elaborate on his comments about forming a Cabinet, Ma said that President Chen Shui-bian (
During the talk, Lu said that she had never been happy since she was elected vice president in 2000, but had devoted herself to the country as was the duty of a Harvard alumni.
The meeting was chaired by Morris Chang (