South Korea President Offers Resignation Amid Political Scandal

South Korean President Park Geun Hye bows during her address to the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Pool Photo via AP)
South Korean President Park Geun Hye bows during her address to the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (Pool Photo via AP)
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President Park Geun-hye is offering to resign if the South Korean Parliament comes up with a plan to transfer power.

It's her latest attempt to fend off impeachment and massive protests amid claims she allowed a longtime friend to influence her political decisions for personal gain.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with BBC correspondent Steve Evans (@evanstheairwave), who is in Seoul.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This segment aired on November 30, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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