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S. Korean prime minister bids farewell after 10 months in office
By Shim Sun-ah
SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's prime minister, once courted by both ruling and opposition parties as a presidential hopeful, stepped down Wednesday after 10 months of bitter political experience.

Chung Un-chan offered to resign in late July, holding himself responsible for the government's failure to get parliamentary approval for a bill to scrap a new administrative town project south of Seoul.
He has been a top supporter of President Lee Myung-bak's push to revise the previous government's plan to relocate half of its ministries to the new administrative town of Sejong, which is under construction in central South Korea.