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South Korea Minister Offers to Quit in Another Hit for President

  • Education reform feuds adds to Yoon Suk Yeol’s early struggles
  • Yoon’s approval rate has dropped steadily in recent weeks
Yoon Suk Yeol

Yoon Suk Yeol

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

South Korea’s education minister offered to resign over a plan to reduce the school entry age a year to five, which ignited a backlash and dented already weak support for President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Park Soon-ae, one of four women in Yoon’s 18-member cabinet, submitted her resignation Monday, saying she was stepping down after about a month on the job as she faced headwinds against school system reform. Yoon was likely to accept the resignation after deciding last week to remove her from the cabinet, Yonhap News Agency reported