Legislature establishes constitutional reform committee
Taiwanese lawmakers have established a constitutional reform committee. The committee was launched after legislative party caucuses reached consensus of the list of 39 members and the positions were allotted to the different parties based on their proportion of seats in the Legislative Yuan.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) controls 22 committee seats, the Kuomintang (KMT) has 14, the Taiwan People's Party two, and the New Power Party has got one seat. The DPP ceded two of its seats, one to independent lawmaker Freddy Lim, and the other to Taiwan Statebuilding Party lawmaker Chen Bo-wei.
The committee will now consider revisions to the constitution and a proposed amendment to lower the voting age from 20 to 18 is expected to be the first motion to be discussed.