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CEC ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT

2004-03-26 20:23:40

    Taipei, March 25 (CNA) The Central Election Commission (CEC) formally announced the re-election of President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Friday evening.

    According to a news release issued by the CEC, the commission approved the results of the March 20 presidential election in a meeting of its members.

    Chen and Lu won another four-year term by defeating their sole challenger, the ticket formed by opposition Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan and People First Party Chairman James Soong, by a slim margin of 0.228 percent, or fewer than 30,000 votes out of 13 million ballots cast in last Saturday's election.

(By Huang Kwang-chun)

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