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Democratic Party abruptly cancels proposed talks with Pres. Park Updated: 2016-11-15 03:37:33 KST


The leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, Choo Mi-ae, has withdrawn her proposal to hold talks with President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday.
The sudden cancellation of the meeting comes as lawmakers from her party and others vehemently protested Choo's unilateral decision.
They said Choo's decision to meet with President Park one-on-one was going against the opposition parties joint efforts to tackle the ongoing political crisis and would only be a source of frustration within the political arena.

Earlier in the day the minor opposition People's Party expressed frustration over Choo's sudden move because she didn't consult them beforehand, adding that the party will press for President Park's resignation.

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"The left-wing Justice Party echoed the People's Party's view and gave the president a deadline of November 26th to relinquish all of her power and resign."

Meanwhile, the ruling Saenuri Party's floor leader, Chung Jin-suk, asked the opposition parties to clarify their stance on the ongoing political crisis so parliament can start working to stabilize the turmoil.


"The opposition bloc must unify their stance on what they want. Is it the president's resignation? A bipartisan Cabinet? Or is it impeachment? In any case, it is imperative that we start talks on how to form a bipartisan Cabinet."

Floor leader Chung also proposed forming a cross-party committee to start talks on how to constitute a neutral Cabinet.
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News.
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