Govt. Restructuring Bill Likely to Pass Parliament Friday
After countless rounds of negotiations, Korea's ruling and opposition parties finally agreed to the terms of President Park Geun-hye's government restructuring plan.
The series of 40 related bills are expected to pass the National Assembly's plenary session today.
According to local media reports, the ruling Saenuri Party decided to accept the opposition Democratic United Party's request to make the Korea Communications Commission's approval necessary for broadcasting licenses, renewals and content changes.
The DUP had raised grave concerns about the new ministry's expanded authority saying it would hurt media neutrality.
Analysts say the ruling party may have buckled under intense pressure to help President Park, who was inaugurated nearly one month ago, run the country with a fully functioning government.
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