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Top Office, Political Circles Express Shock Over Seoul Mayor's Death

Reporter Reporter Rosyn Park ㅣ 2020-07-10 16:42

Ruling Democratic Party Chairman Lee Hae-chan pays tribute to late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon during a meeting on July 10, 2020
Ruling Democratic Party Chairman Lee Hae-chan pays tribute to late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon during a meeting on July 10, 2020
The death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has been met with tough emotions and an outpouring of condolences from the political community.

A Cheong Wa Dae official told TBS on Friday that the presidential office is in shock.

President Moon Jae-in, who had been closely following updates on the search for Park since yesterday, has sent to flowers to his funeral home.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun expressed words of consolation during a regular government COVID-19 response meeting in the morning, saying he prays "the deceased rests in peace."

The ruling Democratic Party, of which Park was a member, cleared most of its scheduled events for the day.

In a meeting with senior party members, Chairman Lee Hae-chan paid tribute to Park's accomplishments and said, "The DP gives its heart to the deceased in remembrance and honor of his life dedicated to civic rights."

The main opposition United Future Party's floor leader Joo Ho-young extended words of condolence to Park's bereaved family.

In a brief statement, the minor Justice Party said it is "grief-stricken" over Park's death as it reflects on the path he took as a pro-democracy and civil rights activist and an administrator.

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