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FRI, 2014-10-31  KST

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Rival parties reach agreement on key ferry disaster bills

Ending more than six months of political wrangling, the country's main rival parties have agreed on a package of bills related to April's ferry disaster. The two sides' floor leadership, which at times were reported to have quarreled loudly during last-ditch negotiations Friday, agreed to put the three bills to a parliamentary vote on November 7th. As for the much-disputed probe into the ferry accident, the parties have partially accepted the victims' families' demand for a greater voice in selecting the investigators, allowing family representatives to suggest the head of the special probe committee. And as the rival parties had previously agreed, the fami...

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