Mon, Jan 23, 2006 - Page 3 News List

Track record points to failure of reconciliation policy

ADVICE The new premier must carve his own path since Frank Hsieh's `co-existence' effort with the pan-blue alliance failed to remove the legislative logjam, pundits say

By Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTER

As some KMT members have voiced displeasure over their party's knee-jerk opposition to government initiatives, Huang urged the DPP to seize the opportunity to solicit these people's support for certain bills.

"The DPP cannot pin its hope on KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) because he will no doubt continue the aggressive strategy that was pioneered by his predecessor Lien Chan (連戰), so the DPP's achievements will be only lackluster before the next presidential election," Huang said.

DPP caucus whip Chen Chin-jun (陳景峻) said that the "reconciliation and co-existence" strategy was originally a good one but the KMT had intensified its effort to obstruct DPP legislation since last year's KMT chairmanship election and "three-in-one" local government elections.

As the pan-blue camp is unlikely to change its attitude, Su is bound to run into the same dilemma as his predecessors, he said.

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