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South Korean President To Let Parliament Choose Next Prime Minister

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foxnews-articleThe following is an excerpt from Associated Press | November 8, 2016 | Foxnews.com |

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's president said Tuesday she will allow parliament to choose her prime minister, a major political concession to growing anger as she scrambles to defuse an escalating influence-peddling scandal.

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT'S CONCESSION COULD SPELL END OF POWER

The announcement by Park Geun-hye, who has faced tens of thousands of protesters and an investigation into whether a mysterious confidante manipulated government decisions, could severely curtail her ability to govern in the 15 months she has left in her term.

Park's decision, which came during a meeting Tuesday with National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun, means that the liberal candidate for prime minister who she nominated last week as a way to settle growing anger will apparently be replaced. But opposition and ruling party lawmakers must first agree on someone else.

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