Democratic Party Dismisses Kim’s Remarks as Meaningless, Rejects Nomination

Political opponents of President Park Geun-hye had harsh words Thursday for President Park's Prime Minister-designate, Kim Byong-joon, and vowed to block his confirmation.

The main opposition Democratic Party Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae said Kim's nomination is in total disregard of the National Assembly. She described comments Kim made earlier as "meaningless."

Earlier, Kim told reporters it would be possible to investigate President Park while she is in office, but that it would have to be handled with care.

He said he would fully exercise his constitutional rights in order to take charge of the nation's economic and social affairs, and that he would consult with lawmakers on a cabinet reshuffle.

Source: KBS World Radio