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South Korea election

South Korean opposition apologizes for jailed ex-presidents

People Power Party targets moderates in next election

SEOUL -- The leader of South Korea's conservative opposition made a formal apology Tuesday for the "mistakes" of two former presidents hailing from the party, aiming to win over swing voters in the 2022 race.

Kim Chong-in, interim chief of the People Power Party, took the unusual step on behalf of Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye, both now imprisoned for crimes including bribery. "I offer an earnest apology to the people," Kim said.

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