Park Keeps Chung on as Prime Minister After Two Nominees Quit

June 26, 2014 2:23 AM

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South Korean President Park Geun Hye will leave Chung Hong Won in the role of prime minister after failing twice to replace him.

Park is keeping Chung in the post after he offered to step down in April, presidential secretary Yoon Doo Hyun said today at a briefing in Seoul. Chung planned to resign after a new premier was appointed, in order to take responsibility for what Park called a botched rescue operation for the April 1...

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