Saenuri Party floor leadership discusses ferry bill with bereaved familiesUpdated: 2014-08-27 19:14:26 (KST)
Leaders of the ruling Saenuri Party are currently in talks with bereaved families of April's ferry sinking.
The second of its kind, the meeting is about legislation that will set up a special investigation into the accident.
While the families want their selected legal experts to have authority to investigate and indict, the ruling party is reportedly offering them more say in the formation of the probe team.
Meanwhile, the opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, whose proposal for a three-way negotiation with the ruling party and the families was rejected earlier this week, is currently staging a public rally at Gwanghwamun Square.
Political discord over the ferry bill has paralyzed parliamentary affairs, delaying passage of major economy and reform-related bills.
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