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South Korea president says time to discuss amending constitution

 South Korea's President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye said on Monday it is the right time to discuss an amendment to the country’s constitution, mainly expected to change the current single-term presidency, before her term is over.

“Through the single-term presidency, it is difficult to maintain policy continuance, see results of policy and engage in unified foreign policy,” said Park in an address to parliament.

The president requested a special committee be established immediately to start the discussions for the amendment.

The last amendment to the constitution was made in 1987.

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