The Cabinet yesterday said it would proceed with the one-step voting system for
the legislative elections and two referendums on Jan. 12 and did not rule out
replacing defiant local election personnel.
Cabinet Spokesman Shieh Jhy-wey (謝志偉) told a press conference after the
weekly Cabinet meeting that the government was determined to "remove all
obstacles" that could sabotage the rule of law and threaten social order in the
run-up to the elections.
He ruled out deploying the military, however.
"There are many ways to achieve this goal. Relieving election personnel of
their posts is one of them," he said. "Taking over election affairs is another.
We are in the process of preparing for replacements and replacement personnel
are ready [if needed]."
In other news, the KMT has sold a total of NT$390 billion in stock over the last seven years, selling the most right before and after elections. And where did all that money goes? Nobody knows.
They also managed to spend NT$10 billion their losing election campaign in 2000.