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Park to meet all ruling party lawmakers at Cheong Wa Dae

President Park Geun-hye will hold a luncheon meeting with ruling party lawmakers this week, entering the second half of her five-year tenure, party officials said Tuesday.

Park has invited all lawmakers from the Saenuri Party to Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential office, for the rare group meeting slated for Wednesday, according to the party's spokesman Kim Young-woo.

"President Park is expected to request the party's cooperation in handling economy-related bills, job-creation bills, and next year's budget bills," he said, citing information from a senior presidential official.

More than 140 lawmakers, who are now present at the party's workshop in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, will likely attend the meeting. (Yonhap)