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Presidential inauguration to be streamed live

2012/05/16 22:27:52

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou's inauguration ceremony on May 20 will be streamed live on the Internet, while the radio broadcast will have Vietnamese translation for the first time, the Presidential Office said Wednesday.

Internet users can watch the swearing-in ceremony and Ma's inaugural address from 9:00-9:50 a.m. on various government websites in Mandarin and English, the office said.

In addition Radio Taiwan International will broadcast the ceremony in Japanese and Vietnamese for the first time, in light of the large number of nationals from Vietnam now living in Taiwan, the Presidential Office said.

An online album was posted Wednesday to provide information about Ma, who will be sworn in for a second term, and new Vice President Wu Den-yih. The album also included details of the inauguration ceremony and the guest list.

Ma and Wu of the Kuomintang (KMT) will be sworn in as the 3rd popularly elected president and vice president of the Republic of China (ROC).

Lee Teng-hui of the KMT was the first president elected through direct popular vote in 1996; Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party was the second, in 2000.

(By Lee Shu-hua and Kendra Lin)
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