South Korea's Park says won't tolerate graft as her PM faces bribery claim

April 15, 2015 9:56 AM

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South Korea's Park says won't tolerate graft as her PM faces bribery claim

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said she would have zero tolerance for corruption, amid calls for her prime minister to quit over an allegation that he took illegal campaign money from a businessman found dead last week in an apparent suicide.

The scandal threatens to weaken Park politically in the third year of a single five-year term and could damage her ruling Saenuri Party, which faces a parliamentary general election next year for control of the 300-seat assembly.

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