Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Hong-won resigned on 27 April 2014. He resigned over the government’s inability and untimely response to the ferry disaster that happened on 16 April 2014.
The President Park Geun-hye accepted the resignation of Chung, but he will remain in post until the rescue operation was completed.
Chung was born on 9 October 1944 and served as a prosecutor till 2012. He was the first nominated Prime Minister candidate of Park Geun-hye's government. He was sworn-in as Prime Minister of South Korea from Great National Party on 26 February 2013.
The Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeji on 16 April 2014. In Sewol ferry , more than 476 people were travelling most of them were students and teachers. Around 300 people were missing and confirmed death toll was 187.
Where: South Korea
When: 26 April 2014