(2nd LD) Park retains Prime Minister Chung

June 26, 2014 6:33 AM

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(2nd LD) Park retains Prime Minister Chung

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday retained Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, a sign that underscores the difficulty in finding a qualified nominee for the country's No. 2 job.

Chung offered to quit in April following a deadly ferry disaster, but Park turned down his resignation offer and asked him to keep his job, said Yoon Doo-hyun, the senior presidential press secretary.

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