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Korea's opposition parties calls for stern investigation into former president Updated: 2017-03-21 10:06:46 KST

And now we cross over to the National Assembly to see how the various political parties are reacting to the former president's summons before state prosecutors this morning.
We connect to our parliamentary correspondent Park Ji-won, who's standing by at the National Assembly.
Jiwon, we saw hectic scenes in southern Seoul, but I suspect it's a little quieter there.

That's right, Mark.
In its briefing following the former president's appearance at the prosecutors' office, the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea expressed its disappointment that Park did not sincerely apologize to the public.
The liberal party's floor leader Woo Sang-ho urged her to follow her conscience this time to let the public know the truth, and to cooperate with the investigation to reveal the facts.
The minor opposition People's Party also stressed that she should be squarely investigated according to the rule of law.
The party also said she has never acknowledged the 13 charges she faces, including receiving bribes, nor has she accepted the Constitutional Court's impeachment ruling.
The party called for a stern investigation on the former president.
The former ruling Liberty Korea Party expressed its regret over what it called "a national tragedy," adding that it's the fourth time for a former Korean president to be investigated by prosecutors.
The conservative party called for a fair probe according to the law, and once again stressed it's time to revise the Constitution, to reduce presidential power so as not to repeat such tragedies.
Back to you, Mark.

Thanks, Jiwon.
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