Prime Minister-designate Kim Tae-ho said in an urgent press conference Sunday that he was withdrawing his name from the nomination.
Kim gives up prime minister nomination
The National Assembly held confirmation hearings for Kim last week, and opposition lawmakers strongly challenged President Lee Myung-bak’s nominee and vowed to fight his appointment. A vote in the National Assembly was expected Sept. 1.
The Democratic Party grilled Kim over allegations of corruption .
“I am stepping down from the prime minister-designate post today, because I no longer want to become a burden for President Lee,” Kim said in the press conference. “I realized that I have so many shortcomings.”
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