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TSU threatens legislative boycott

EQUAL VOTES:The Taiwan Solidarity Union is pushing for the creation of medium-sized constituencies and that the party list threshold be lowered to 2 percent

By Chris Wang  /  Staff Reporter

With the “two-vote, single-member district” system having only been used twice in national elections, more discussion of the system’s advantages and disadvantages should be held before any move to amend the constitution, Lin said.

PFP legislative caucus convener Thomas Lee (李桐豪) said his party believes the TSU’s proposal is incomplete because it fails to address the issue of whether Taiwan should adopt a presidential or parliamentary system of government.

DPP caucus whip Pan Men-an (潘孟安) said the DPP would not rule out supporting the TSU’s proposal.

In addition to the legislative electoral system, the DPP hopes the proposed constitutional reform will also cover other issues, such as lowering the age of suffrage to 18, Pan said.

Additional reporting by CNA

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