Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

Published 9:06 am Monday, March 13, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country’s Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal.

Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary impeachment vote in December, was formally removed from office Friday after the court dismissed her from the top post. Park vacated the presidential office on Sunday.

Nine senior presidential advisers tendered their resignations to acting leader Hwang Kyo-ahn, Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified government officials. Other South Korean media carried a similar report.

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Hwang’s office could not immediately confirm the report, and calls to the presidential Blue House weren’t answered.

Park’s Blue House had 10 main presidential advisers on foreign policy, economy and other issues, but one position has been vacant since the arrest of one adviser over the scandal.