Tens of thousands of South Korean people march 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.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, the daughter of late religious leader Choi Tae-min, who was a shadowy religious leader and an important mentor to Park, as a Rasputin-like figure who wielded an unhealthy degree of influence over the president.Despite the mass protests, Park is not expected to resign with just over a year of her single term in office left.
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