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Taiwan's president denies faking shooting

Taiwan’s twisted election saga took another couple of turns Tuesday, with President Chen Shui-bian appearing on TV to deny he faked his own shooting, and physical scuffles breaking out in the country’s parliament over a proposed recount. Chen won Saturday’s vote by a margin of just one-fifth of one percentage point, a day after he and his vice-president were shot and slightly wounded while campaigning for re-election in Tainan. “They have labelled me a vote-rigging president, and this is the biggest humiliation to my character,” Chen told Taiwanese television, denying that the shooting was staged to win sympathy. Full Story

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