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TAIWAN PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED

TAIWAN PRESIDENT RE-ELECTED

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President Lee Teng-hui was re-elected Wednesday by aging lawmakers who have not faced voters in more than 40 years, while thousands of students demanding direct presidential elections protested for a sixth day.

Student representatives met with Lee at his office Wednesday evening and said he made vague promises of political reform. Lee said earlier in a statement that he would not propose any changes before he is sworn in for a six-year term May 20.

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