Taiwan premier quits over typhoon

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A young woman crosses a makeshift bridge over raging floodwaters in Hsinfa village, Luikuei Township, in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan on August 15, 2009.

Une jeune femme traversant un pont improvisé dans le village d’Hsinfa après le passage du typhon Morakot à Taïwan le 15 août 2009 © AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

Taiwan’s premier Liu Chao-shiuan has resigned, after the government was heavily criticised for its slow response to last month’s typhoon.

Mr Liu will be replaced by the ruling party’s secretary general, Wu Den-yih.

BBC News

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