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Chen Shui-bian survives 2nd vote to oust him from power
2006-10-13 03:12:09 Xinhua English

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan leader Chen Shui-bian Friday survived a second vote aimed at ousting him from power after the opposition party failed to amass enough support at the "Legislative Yuan", the Taiwan legislature.

Only 116 votes were cast in favor of the bid proposed by the People First Party's to force Chen out of office while all the legislators from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) boycotted the vote.

As a result, the motion failed to get the required approval of two-thirds of Taiwan's 220 legislators, or 147 votes. Enditem

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