Recount of disputed Taiwan election begins
Updated: 2004-05-10 13:26
Judges and lawyers examine ballots cast in a
hotly contested "presidential" election in Taoyuan on May 10, 2004, the
first day of a recount to resolve a bitter political dispute that has
sparked violent street protests and paralysed policymaking on the island.
The legal process is estimated to take at least 10 days. [Reuters]
An election worker counts ballots cast in a
hotly contested election in Taoyuan on May 10, 2004, the first day of
a recount to resolve a bitter political dispute that has sparked violent
street protests and paralyzed policymaking on the island.
Workers transport boxes of sealed ballots of
the disputed March 20 election to a courthouse in Taipei May 9, 2004, on
the eve of an island-wide vote recount. Chen Shui-bian's razor-thin
election victory is being contested by opposition candidate Lien Chan who
has filed two lawsuits with the "High Court", with one seeking to nullify
Chen's narrow win and another seeking to invalidate the entire
An armed policeman stands guard next to an
administative building in which ballots of the March 20 election are
stored, awaiting a recount, Sunday, May 9, 2004.