Veteran Politician Bows Out After Poll Rout

      August 01, 2014 10:04

      Sohn Hak-kyu reacts at a press conference to announce his retirement from politics at the National Assembly in Seoul on Thursday.

      The seasoned politician and failed presidential candidate Sohn Hak-kyu announced his retirement from politics Thursday after a humiliating loss in Wednesday's by-elections.

      "I am leaving politics today," Sohn said in a hastily arranged news conference at the National Assembly.

      "It is my long-held belief that a politician should speak through elections. I was not chosen by voters in the July 30 by-elections and humbly accept the results."

      Sohn is a four-term lawmaker who entered politics in 1993 and served as health minister, governor of Gyeonggi Province and, after defecting from the conservative camp, as head of the main opposition party.

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