KMT caucus whip resigns
Central News Agency
2014-07-30 01:52 PM
Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Lawmaker Lin Hung-chih resigned as the legislative whip of the majority Kuomintang on Wednesday after 11 of 27 nominees for the Control Yuan were rejected by lawmakers a day earlier because of KMT defections. Lin, who said on Tuesday that he would step down after the Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees in a secret vote, tendered his letter of resignation to party headquarters in person Wednesday morning. He said he should take responsibility for failing to shepherd all of the candidates nominated by President Ma Ying-jeou, who is also the KMT's chairman, through the Legislature, in which the KMT holds 65 of 112 seats. The results of the vote indicated that many KMT lawmakers did not vote according to party line, dealing another blow to the president who has already seen many of his administration's major policies mired in bipartisan bickering among lawmakers. (By Maubo Chang)
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