The Referendum Review Commission is to vote on Nov. 24 on whether to screen two referendum proposals, a commission source said yesterday. The commission will sponsor public hearings on the issue before deciding whether it will accept and screen a proposal on retrieving the stolen assets of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) -- initiated by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) -- and another anti-graft referendum proposal -- initiated by the pan-blue alliance of the KMT and the People First Party, Commission Chairman Kao Yuang-kuang (高永光) said. Before the proposals are submitted to the Referendum Review Commission for screening, the DPP and the pan-blue alliance will each have to gain the endorsement of 0.5 percent of the country's eligible voters, or 82,500 people, for their respective proposals, according to Kao.
Sat, Nov 04, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Referendums considered
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