Ahn Dae-hee was named as the new prime minister to replace Chung Hong-won, the incumbent prime minister who is the highest-ranking government official to lose his job over the ferry sinking disaster, as per the report.

Chung had offered to step down after apologizing for the sinking of the ferry Sewol, which capsized and sank off the southwestern coast on April 16.

On the 36th day of the search, 288 people were confirmed dead on Wednesday, with 16 still missing. No survivor has been reported since 172 people were saved on April 16.

However, President Park has delayed the acceptance of Chung's resignation so as to allow him to make all-out efforts first to handle the maritime accident.


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