Taiwan's convicted ex-president to rejoin opposition
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's main opposition grouping on Wednesday approved an application by disgraced ex-president Chen Shui-bian to rejoin the party despite fears the move would damage its image.
Chen, who is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption, quit the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2008 after money-laundering allegations against him and his family surfaced.
He was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 but the term was reduced on appeal.
The 62-year-old applied in May to rejoin the party he once led. The application was approved by a screening committee.