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Senior press secretary offers to resign

By 석지현
  • Published : Jun 7, 2014 - 10:45
  • Updated : Jun 7, 2014 - 10:45

South Korea's senior presidentialpress secretary Lee Jung-hyun has offered to step down, sources at the presidential office said Saturday.

Lee expressed his wish to resign following the June 4 local elections to President Park Geun-hye, according to the sources.

The senior press secretary, a close aide to President Park, is forecast to join the Cabinet as the minister of culture, sports and tourism in an upcoming reshuffling.

Officials are in the process of tapping Lee's successor among a pool of broadcast journalists, the sources said.

(Yonhap)