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Ex-Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui passes away on Friday from septic shock

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, considered the “ father of Taiwan’s democracy”, died at the age of 97,

Lee Teng-hui

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Aug 2020 9:27 AM GMT

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, considered the " father of Taiwan's democracy", died at the age of 97, it was announced on Friday. Lee died on Thursday from septic shock and multiple organ failure in Taipei, after being in hospital for nearly six months, the BBC reported. He became the President in 1988 after the death of predecessor, Chiang Ching-kuo. In 1996, the first direct presidential election in Taiwan, he was democratically elected for a second term with a landslide victory. During his time in office till 2000, he led constitutional changes towards a more democratic political layout, including direct presidential elections. After his presidency, Lee was indicted on charges of embezzling public funds, but was acquitted. (IANS)

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