Punches, water balloons thrown in Taiwan parliament melee
The KMT is opposed to her appointment, which requires approval from the DPP-dominated parliament.
The party also claimed that 24 out of 27 people nominated for membership of the Control Yuan have close ties with the DPP in the “worst ever” nomination list for the agency.
“We demand a new review and we demand the nominations be withdrawn,” KMT chairman Johnny Chiang told supporters gathered outside the Control Yuan building, also in the capital.Chen is a long-time human rights advocate and was jailed for six years when Taiwan was a dictatorship under the KMT.
Despite the morning’s melee, voting went ahead and Chen’s nomination was approved.
She has said she will quit the DPP after her nomination is approved, to maintain the impartiality of the position, and accused the opposition of smearing her with unfounded accusations.