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KMT lawmakers approve referendum motion
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-04-24 09:09 PM
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The legislative caucus of the ruling Kuomintang on Thursday evening passed a motion to hold a referendum before the fourth nuclear plant can operate.

The motion, proposed by lawmaker Lin Yu-fang, says that after work on the plant is completed and the safety review comes out positive, the nuclear fuel rods cannot be installed and the two reactors cannot start operating. Only a referendum can decide whether the plant will eventually be allowed to operate, Lin’s proposal read.

The motion also had the support of Premier Jiang Yi-huah’s Cabinet, reports said. The caucus decision was reportedly designed to relieve pressure on the government brought by former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung’s hunger strike, which went into its third day Thursday.

President Ma Ying-jeou was scheduled to meet with DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang Friday morning to discuss the nuclear stalemate.

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