While Mr. Kan called for ending what he called Japanís dependence on nuclear power, Mr. Noda has followed the business community in saying that the nation needs nuclear power to prevent electricity shortages that could further cripple the economy. The New York Times
I often come across "call for somebody to do something". This is the first time I've seen "call for doing". My question is, are "called for to end" and "called for ending" interchangeable in the above? Could you please explain to me? Thanks.