WORLD IN BRIEF : TAIWAN : Nationalists Agree to Recount Votes

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Nationalist government in Taiwan agreed to recount an important race after the ruling party's victory drew allegations of fraud and led to a clash between police and thousands of opposition protesters in Tainan. In Taipei, the capital, newspaper reports said about 12% of the votes cast in Saturday's election were bogus. Central Election Commission officials refused to comment on the reports. The vote, the first multi-party election in Taiwan's history, dealt the Nationalist Party its worst setback in 40 years.

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