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Pan-blues slam council's ruling

`NO RIGHT' KMT Secretary-General Wu Den-yih said the Judicial Yuan did not have the authority to demand that the legislature review nominations for the Control Yuan

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

Presidential Office Spokesman David Lee (李南陽) said that Chen had asked all political parties to recommend candidates for the Control Yuan, adding that Chen would then make nominations in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution.

"We're waiting for them to respond to our gesture of goodwill," Lee said. "We hope the legislature will perform its constitutional duty and conduct a speedy review of the nominees so the government watchdog can resume operation as soon as possible."

When asked when Chen would present a new list of nominees, Lee said this hinged on whether the legislature promised to review it.

"If they are willing to review the nominees, we will make nominations," he said.

Additional reporting by Ko Shu-ling and Mo Yan-chih

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