President Park likely to push for meetings with political parties over PM nomination

President Park likely to push for meetings with political parties over PM nomination


President Park Geun-hye is expected to call
for meetings with the political parties this week in relation to her prime minister nominee. The opposition parties have vowed to boycott
the confirmation hearing of Kim Byong-joon,… saying the president did not consult with
the National Assembly before the announcement. Amid escalating public anger over the Choi
Soon-sil case, President Park carried out a series of personnel changes,… made two
televised apologies,… and said she would cooperate with prosecutors. The president’s new chief of staff, Han Gwang-ok,…
said on Sunday that he feels the people’s disappointment and understands the gravity
of the situation. Meeting senior presidential secretaries,…
he called on them to work with resolute determination to get state affairs moving again.

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