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President Moon to meet floor leaders of ruling, opposition parties

All Headlines 13:43 August 13, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in has offered to meet with the floor leaders of five major political parties this week, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.

The meeting, to be held Thursday over lunch, comes amid Moon's call for bipartisan efforts to improve the people's livelihoods and revitalize the local economy.

The meeting may involve the floor leaders of the ruling Democratic Party, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party and three minor parties -- the Bareunmirae Party, the Party for Democracy and Peace and the Justice Party -- according to Han Byung-do, the senior secretary to the president for political affairs.

While stressing the need for what he calls "joint governance," the president is also expected to offer at least a couple of ministerial posts to lawmakers from left-leaning minor opposition parties.

Cheong Wa Dae officials have said the president may reshuffle the cabinet soon after his return from his summer vacation, which ended Aug. 3.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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