The floor leaders of the ruling and opposition parties held a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun to discuss the president's request for an alternative prime minister.
After the 45-minute closed-door meeting on Tuesday, ruling Saenuri Party Spokesman Min Kyung-wook told reporters that the floor chiefs will meet again after holding meetings with their lawmakers.
The Saenuri spokesman said that the main opposition Democratic Party wanted to confirm with the president if she would entrust the prime minister with complete authority to make up the Cabinet. The speaker is said to have told the DP floor leader that he will make related inquiries to the top office.
Source: KBS World Radio