The Legislative Yuan passed the motion and approved four grand justice nominees. There are currently 113 seats in the legislature and all four nominees obtained more than 57 votes exceeding half of the votes needed for confirmation. All four will begin tenure as the council of grand justices this October.
Yang Hui-chin, Tsai Tzung-jen, Shieh Ming-yan and Lu Tai-lang have all received more than half of the votes from legislators and that the Legislative Yuan have now agreed for the candidates to serve as grand justices.
The four grand justice nominees Yang Hui-chin, Tsai Tzung-jen, Shieh Ming-yan and Lu Tai-lang have all received more than 57 votes, exceeding half of the votes needed for confirmation. While the DPP enjoys strength in numbers in the Legislative Yuan, the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) criticized the nomination for being politically nominated and therefore they refused to cast their votes.
These candidates are all nominated by President Tsai Ing-wen. The nomination is heavily politically nominated. Basically, they don't qualify, and this brings more pro-DPP tendencies among the grand justices. We strongly question whether the grand justices can remain independent in the future.
Us from the New Power Party have always agreed to decide staff changes with votes.
Legislator from the opposition KMT refused to show support for the four candidates. The legislators said that President Tsai nominated 11 out of the 15 grand justices, which is more than 2/3 of the total members of the panel. Legislators from the ruling DPP, on the other hand, have come to defend Tsai's move.
I believe these (newly nominated) grand justices will perform in a manner that live up to the society's expectations. The review of those nominated is not a review for individual cases. Those from the KMT are still fixated on what these nominees said during the Sunflower Student Movement, maybe they hold personal grudge against them.
Since more than half of the legislators voted yes for these grand justic nominees, all four will begin tenure as the council of grand justices this October.