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Jailed ex-leader Park calls on South Korean conservatives to unite

Ruling progressives under fire for virus response as April election looms

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been jailed in Seoul over a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that led to her impeachment.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye appealed to conservatives Wednesday for unity ahead of the April 15 general election as surging coronavirus cases weigh on the progressive government of successor Moon Jae-in.

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