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Opposition camp now wants President Park to step down all togetherIf she should fail to move back to the ‘second line’

The opposition camp now no longer wants the withdrawal of President Park Geun-hye from active duty to the ‘second line’ but to step down altogether as President.
According to the Korean-language daily, Chosun Ilbo, on Nov. 7, 2016, now the opposition leaders want President Park ‘out of the office.’

▲President Moon Jae-in of the main opposition Minjoo Party ▲ Advisor Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party

Following the mass rally in Seoul and across the country last weekend (Nov. 5), where the host organizations claim 200,000 joining the rally in Seoul, the opposition leaders changed their mind. Now they want President Park Gun-hye to step down all together as President.
The main opposition Minju Party plans to call a mass rally next Saturday on Nov. 12 together with other political and civic organizations demanding the exit of the Park government.
So far, the Minju Party and the second-opposition People’s Party have not staged an anti-Park rally at the party level. However, beginning next Saturday, leaders of the two major opposition parties say that now they have to do it at the party level.
Minjoo Party Spokesman Yoon Kwang-seok said, “Now we are about to cross the ‘Rubicon River’ meaning that “we will demand President Park to step down all together as President if she should fail to step back to the second line.”
Yoon meant that if President Park should fail to heed the demand of the opposition camp, they will immediately start a mass movement to demand Park to step down all together as the President of the Republic of Korea.
However, as of today, President Park does not seem be fully aware of the ‘mind of the people’ who want to step back at least to the ‘second line’ leaving all the duties to a prime minister selected jointly by the ruling and opposition parties with the sole edxception of national defense and foreign relations.

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