President Moon Jae-in said he will solemnly accept the public's reprimand as reflected through the ruling party's defeat in Wednesday's by-elections.
According to presidential spokesperson Kang Min-seok on Thursday, Moon vowed to address state affairs humbly and with a heavy sense of responsibility.
The president also pledged to exert efforts toward overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, achieving economic recovery and eradicating real estate-related corruption.
A key presidential official told reporters that the administration will seek to win back public trust and fulfill public demands regarding COVID-19, the economy and real estate speculation.
At the moment, it is believed that no presidential aide has tendered a resignation amid speculation of a major reshuffle in the aftermath of the defeat.