Legislative Speaker You Si-kun says an extraordinary legislative session will run until 22 July as scheduled, during which lawmakers will vote on whether to approve President Tsai Ying-wen's nominees for the Control Yuan, among other issues.
Lawmakers have voted to increase funding for a coronavirus response, relief and revitalization bill from NT$60 billion to NT$210 billion.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has established an ad hoc committee tasked with revising Taiwan's constitution.
The candidate of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a large margin, returning control of the city to the DPP, which it lost to the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in November 2018.
The successful recall of Han Kuo-yu illustrates a robust democratic system and an engaged populous but there are risks of future misuse of the recall mechanism and an over-concentration of political power
By Duncan Levine
The delicate balancing act between free speech and security concerns is complicated by Taiwan's political spectrum
By Brian Hioe
Tsai Ing-wen wins second term
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in an election dominated by the island's relationship with China. Tsai secured just over 57% of the ballot, which was a record 8.2m votes, well ahead of her rival Han Kuo-yu from the opposition Kuomintang party (KMT).
A new passport design has been revealed, with the reactions to the design split along party lines.
Taiwanese legislators have passed amendments to the Act of Irrigation Association Organization, meaning the island's 17 irrigation associations will be combined into a new government body under the Council of Agriculture.
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) is planning a referendum concerning the government's plan to open to more US meat imports, which was announced earlier in the week.