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Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential primary, resigned on the 13th.
The former prime minister’s side convened an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. on the same day to discuss whether or not to complete the presidential race.
Ex-Prime Minister Jeong announced his official resignation at a press conference at the National Assembly at 4 p.m. about an hour later.
“I bow my head and thank the many people who have supported me for a long time,” said former Prime Minister Jung.
Previously, former Prime Minister Jeong fell to fourth place at the 1st Electoral College meeting held in Wonju, Gangwon-do the day before (12th), losing to Candidate Choo Mi-ae. In relation to this, it is reported that opinions within the camp recently came out saying, “Isn’t it difficult to continue the election campaign?”
The following is the full text of the remarks of former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun.
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