S. Korea's Chun Again Says He'll Quit in 1988

From Reuters

President Chun Doo Hwan of South Korea marked the fifth anniversary of his inauguration Monday by reaffirming that he will step down in 1988, a presidential spokesman said.

Chun told a luncheon with government and Parliament leaders, "The most important task our nation faces at this moment is setting a precedent of a peaceful change of power . . . and I am ready to translate the change into deed for the first time in history."

All previous South Korean heads of state were deposed either by an uprising, a coup or an assassination.

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