SEOUL -- With the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, the top post of the capital city and Busan is now vacant. And ensuing by-elections could spell trouble for the ruling Democratic Party already ensnared in sex scandals.
Park was found dead on a hill in northern Seoul early Friday morning. His death came two days after his former secretary filed a sexual harassment complaint against him with the police. The police on Friday confirmed the filing but refused to elaborate.