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KMT wants confidence vote for premier back

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Confidence votes by lawmakers for a new premier should be reintroduced into the Constitution, Kuomintang lawmakers said Friday. The suggestion was one...full story
updated 2015-03-27 04:19 PM
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KMT wants confidence vote for premier back
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Confidence votes by lawmakers for a new premier should be reintroduced into the Constitution, Kuomintang lawmakers said Friday. The suggestion was one....Fullstory

2015-03-27 04:19 PM

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