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Taiwan lawmakers have passed contentious reform bills. Now what?

05/29/2024 06:27 PM
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Taipei, May 29 (CNA) Lawmakers in Taiwan passed reform bills Tuesday to increase the Legislature's oversight over the government -- a package supported by the country's opposition but opposed by the ruling party.

The package includes measures to expand the Legislature's investigative powers, add a "contempt of the Legislature" offense to the Criminal Code, and a provision whereby the president will be "invited" to give an annual state of the nation address and take questions from lawmakers.

The bills, however, do not immediately take effect. CNA has put together the following explainer on what could happen next.

Update: Cabinet to have Legislature reconsider 'unconstitutional' amendments (June 6)

(By Matthew Mazzetta and Kay Liu)

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