Taipei, June 28 (CNA) A constitutional amendment commission will be established during the next legislative plenary session set to start in September, Legislative Yuan Speaker You Si-kun confirmed Sunday.
Asked whether issues related to constitutional amendments will be discussed during an extraordinary legislative session slated to run from June 29 to July 22, You said that legislators across party lines have reached a consensus that the issues will be discussed in the next plenary session.
You previously expressed his support for holding 2022 local government elections in conjunction with a referendum on constitutional amendment initiatives, which has sparked widespread attention to related issues across the political spectrum.
On Sunday, You told media reporters, before going to a calligraphy exhibition, that 11 constitutional amendments have been proposed which mainly involve lowering the voting age from 20 to 18, abolishing the Control Yuan and the Examination Yuan and promoting human rights.
According to You, the planned constitutional amendment commission will be made up of 39 lawmakers, including five to be selected as conveners who will be tasked with holding seminars and hearings to gather public opinion on issues pertinent to possible constitutional amendments.