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Taiwan premier survives censure

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Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen comfortably survived a no-confidence vote brought by opposition parties Saturday over what they see as his cabinet's failure to curb rising unemployment and inflation. 

Premier Sean Chen (left) shakes hands with Parliamentary speaker Wang Jin-pyng after the no-confidence vote in Taipei on Saturday.

A minimum of 57 votes, representing more than half of the 113-seat parliament, would have been required to oust the premier.

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