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Opposition party files resolution for Assembly speaker's resignation

The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) filed a resolution with the National Assembly Monday calling for the resignation of Assembly speaker Kang Chang-hee over his alleged violation of parliamentary laws in support of the ruling party.

The move comes four days after Kang put to a vote the motion for the confirmation of Hwang Chan-hyon -- President Park Geun-hye's nominee for the head of the Board of Audit and Inspection -- amid objections from the opposition party.

A plenary session of the National Assembly approved the motion 154-3 while the DP boycotted the vote in protest of Kang's denial of its request for a filibuster.

The opposition party has since boycotted all parliamentary proceedings.

Chances of the resolution being passed through the National Assembly are low, as the ruling Saenuri Party currently holds the majority in the 300-seat parliament with 155 seats. The DP holds 127 seats, with the rest claimed by minor parties and independents. (Yonhap News)



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