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Premier facing no-confidence motion

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE:DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang urged all lawmakers to stand on the side of the people and support the motion, regardless of their party affiliation

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

The Constitution stipulates that the premier must tender his resignation within 10 days of the legislature passing a motion of no-confidence and that he may request that the president dissolve the legislature.

Should the no-confidence motion fail, the legislature may not initiate another no-confidence motion against the same premier within a year.

The DPP-TSU motion claims there are seven major flaws with Jiang’s Cabinet, ranging from illegal wiretapping, backroom negotiations with Beijing on the cross-strait service trade agreement, a deceitful strategy to put the continued construction of the controversial Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City’s (新北市) Gongliao District (貢寮) to a referendum, among others.

Sources at the Executive Yuan said Jiang was mulling calling a press conference on Monday that would include all the members of the Cabinet to expound on what the Cabinet has achieved since he took over the premiership in February and to dispute the opposition’s charges.

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