South Korean people chant slogans during a rally calling on embattled President Park Geun-hye to resign over a growing influence-peddling scandal in central Seoul, South Korea, November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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South Korean prosecutors arrested two former top presidential aides Sunday in a snowballing influence-peddling scandal which has seen tens of thousands of people take to the streets to demand President Park Geun-Hye resign.Park's approval ratings have hit a historic low of five percent -- a record for a sitting president -- over the scandal involving her close personal friend Choi Soon-Sil.The 47-year-old Jeong, who was known as Park's right hand man and has assisted her since 1998, is suspected of passing presidential speeches and official documents to Choi.The South Korean media has portrayed Choi, whose late father was a shadowy religious leader and an important mentor to Park, as a Rasputin-like figure who wielded an unhealthy influence over the president.
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