Legislature to vote on Control Yuan nominees

Taiwan's legislature is gearing up for a vote on President Tsai Ing-wen's nominees for the Control Yuan. That organization is one of the five branches of the central government, charged with monitoring the other four branches.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party said Sunday that it will mobilize the party's lawmakers for the vote. The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) said, though, that they will decide after a meeting on Monday about how to vote, or whether to vote at all.

On Friday, six of the nominees faced the full legislature for a review, answering questions about their background and opinions on different topics. Five more nominees will face review on Monday, with a vote scheduled for Tuesday.

The DPP has urged the opposition to express their opinions during the review process, saying that the vote must go ahead as planned, as it's a legal procedure.

However, the KMT has taken issue with the fact that most of the nominees actually support the abolition of the Control Yuan. The party has also questioned the political views of one nominee and the experience of another.

Source: Radio Taiwan International