South Korean premier offers resignation

July 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Seoul, July 29 (DPA) South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Un Chan offered his resignation Thursday over the government’s failure to get parliamentary approval to revise the planned relocation of ministries to a newly planned administrative town.
Chung, 64, a strong supporter of President Lee Myung Bak, was named premier in September.

Lee’s government wanted to scrap the previous administration’s plan to relocate half the ministries to Sejong, a town under construction south of Seoul.

The president is expected to accept Chung’s resignation.

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