TAIWAN OPPOSITION NATIONALIST PARTY LEADER LIEN CHAN ANNOUNCES A MERGER PLAN IN TAIPEI.
Taiwan opposition Nationalist Party leader Lien Chan announces a plan to merge with the People First Party at the party headquarters in Taipei on May 19, 2004. Lien and People First Party chairman James Soong formed a joint presidential ticket but failed to unseat incumbent Chen Shui-bian in March. Chen is scheduled to take office on May 20. REUTERS/Richard Chung AH