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Pardons for South Korea ex-leaders gain traction

Ruling Democratic Party weighs olive branch ahead of elections

Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye gather in Seoul after she receives a 24-year prison sentence in 2018 for a bribery conviction.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's progressive ruling party is considering pardons for former conservative presidents Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak as it bleeds public support over the economy and coronavirus ahead of key elections.

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