On June 29, President Tsai Ing-wen swore in new officials for the Presidential Office, National Security Council, Ministry of National Defense, and ministers without portfolio. In the face of the Kuomintang's occupation, the Presidential Office called on the KMT to stop its boycott.
Forty years ago, Chen Chu served time during the era of martial law. Forty years later, or today, we see the paradox of the Kuomintang legislative caucus refusing to use the legal and reasonable legislative space they have access to review (the nomination). This is not self-imprisonment. This is taking Taiwan's democracy hostage. The extraordinary session was scheduled to review nominations for the Examination Yuan, Control Yuan, and National Communications Commission as well as three important draft bills and the China Airlines passport "name rectification" proposal.
The Presidential Office said the KMT occupying the legislature before the review was viewed as absurd irony by many Taiwanese people. It also said party politics are not a reason to hold the Legislative Yuan hostage and called on the ruling and opposition parties to go back to legal procedure and rational discussion. The Presidential Office also said the KMT paralyzing the Legislative Yuan does not help the legislative agenda progress.