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Yoon's presidential office move slammed across political spectrum

President-elect says trying to connect with people; critics blast cost, inconvenience

South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to move the presidential office out the Blue House in Seoul has come under fire from both supporters and opponents. (Source photos by Pool photo/AP and Reuters) 

SEOUL -- President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to move South Korea's presidential office from its original location on a lavish, historic compound to a government building in Seoul is facing a backlash from both supporters and opponents.

Yoon said the office, called the Blue House, is a relic of an outdated style of politics and a symbol of how politicians are disconnected from the realities of regular people.

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