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South Korea's president offers to relinquish power

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:03

South Korean President Park Geun-hye asks parliament to find a way for her to relinquish power amid calls for her to resign over an influence peddling scandal. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION). South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday asked parliament to find a way for her to give up power and decide when she should step down amid an influence-peddling scandal, but the opposition said she was just trying to avoid impeachment. Park, 64, had apologised twice previously but until now resisted mounting public calls to quit, even as lawmakers readied to mount impeachment proceedings. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans rallied for the fifth weekend in a row, calling for Park's resignation. Park's approval rating fell to just 4 percent in a weekly survey released on Friday by Gallup Korea, an all time-low for a democratically elected South Korean president. If Park is impeached or resigns, an election would be held in 60 days to nominate a president to serve a five-year term.

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South Korea's president offers to relinquish power

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:03