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Taiwan Premier Sean Chen Resigns, Vice Premier to Succeed

Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen has resigned on health and family grounds, according to presidential spokesman Fan-Chiang Tai-chi.

Vice Premier Jiang Yi-Huah will be appointed to replace him following the Lunar New Year, Fan-Chiang said today. Chen will be named a senior adviser to the president, and Mao Chi-kuo, Minister of Transportation and Communications, will succeed Jiang as vice premier, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Adela Lin in Taipei at alin95@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gregory Turk at gturk2@bloomberg.net

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