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Taiwan Quick Take: PFP calls for meeting


People First Party (PFP) legislators yesterday called for opposition leaders to have an emergency meeting amid recent political turmoil in the wake of corruption allegations involving President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) in-laws and the first lady. The legislators said that Chinese Nationalist Party Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), PFP Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) should organize the meeting. "We haven't seen any evidence that the president and his party have reflected on the corruption allegations. Instead, we see only political struggle, which has paralyzed the government," PFP legislative caucus whip (李鴻鈞) Lee Hung-chun said yesterday. Lee said that opposition leaders should talk about the issue of proposing a motion to topple the Cabinet in the legislature, which might lead to a successful recall of the president after a new legislature was convened.

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