The Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) yesterday announced that it has begun drafting a new constitution.
The draft will be presented by the end of this month as a test of the government's sincerity in pushing for a new or amended constitution, TSU Legislator and Secretary-General Lo Chih-ming (
Lo said the proposed draft is a response to President Chen Shui-bian's (
In his New Year's address, the president also said that if conditions in Taiwan's society were sufficiently mature, it would not be impossible to hold a referendum on a new constitution next year.
In response to this statement, Lo said that since according to the Referendum Law (
His party is discussing a draft for a new Taiwan constitution with people from different sectors, Lo said.
Saying that he hopes the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will also present a version of a new Constitution and submit it for discussion, Lo expressed the hope that the discussion would be completed by the end of the year and that it would result in a constitutional referendum some time next year.