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Pres. Yoon Vetoes Bill on Special Counsel Probe into Marine Death Report

Written: 2024-05-21 15:38:02Updated: 2024-05-22 09:02:36

Pres. Yoon Vetoes Bill on Special Counsel Probe into Marine Death Report

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President Yoon Suk Yeol has vetoed a bill on a special counsel investigation into a controversial military report regarding the death of a Marine last year.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Presidential Chief of Staff Chung Jin-suk said Yoon has requested the National Assembly to reconsider the bill that was passed by the opposition-controlled parliament.

This comes after the Cabinet approved a motion earlier in the day requesting the parliamentary reconsideration, with Prime Minister Han Duck-soo citing many problems in the bill's content, including the process of deliberation and method of recommending a special prosecutor.

The bill, which is expected to be put to a revote at a plenary session on May 28, will require attendance by a majority of the 300-member parliament and support from two-thirds of them to pass.

Prior to Tuesday's veto, Yoon had used his veto powers on five occasions concerning nine bills since he took office in May 2022.

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