This comes after previous KMT hints of letting the DPP have 4 seats. Last cycle, the DPP boycotted the committee head votes, not even trying for any seats. That crippled their ability to affect legislation, so they cried uncle; the KMT offered them just 3 seats, which the DPP then again rejected. Wonderful.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) once again dominated the elections for legislative committee heads yesterday after the caucus resolved not to yield any convener seats to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).The KMT took 15 of the 16 seats for committee heads, while the DPP won just one seat.
Also of great note in world news today:
Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos
AP Newsbreak: CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes
And so far unconfirmed, but I hope it's true:
Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran's nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.