Legislature approves top Judicial Yuan posts

The legislature has approved nominations for Judicial Yuan president and vice president. The Judicial Yuan is Taiwan's highest judicial body.

In early September, President Tsai Ing-wen nominated former justice Hsu Tzong-li for Judicial Yuan president and High Court judge Tsai Chung-tun for vice president.

As the Democratic Progressive Party holds the majority in the legislature, both nominees received votes of confidence from more than half of the lawmakers on Tuesday.

Hsu, however, only won 72 votes because the opposition Kuomintang said it is unconstitutional for a former justice to be nominated as Judicial Yuan President and Justice. The minor People First Party likewise said it found Hsu unfit for the job.

Tsai Chung-tun, the nominee for Judicial Yuan vice president, won 83 votes.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Legislature has also approved the nominations of five justices, who also received votes of confidence from more than half of the legislators.

Source: Radio Taiwan International