South Korea president says time to discuss amending constitution

The president requested a special committee be established immediately to start the discussions for the amendment.

By: Reuters | Seoul | Published:October 24, 2016 8:12 am
South Korea, Park Geun-hye, South Korea president, single-term presidency, amendment, parliament South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo)

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye said on Monday it is the right time to discuss an amendment to the country’s constitution, mainly expected to change the current single-term presidency, before her term is over.

“Through the single-term presidency, it is difficult to maintain policy continuance, see results of policy and engage in unified foreign policy,” said Park in an address to parliament.

The president requested a special committee be established immediately to start the discussions for the amendment. The last amendment to the constitution was made in 1987.