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bribery case against two relatives has Canada Goose sale cast a buy canada goose jacket cheap pall over former United Nations chief Ban Ki moon planned return cheap Canada Goose this week to South Korea, where he is expected to launch a canada goose store bid to run for president.
Ban, 72, has not declared his candidacy but has had a team of people laying the canada goose uk outlet groundwork in Seoul for a possible presidential campaign ahead of his planned arrival in South Korea canada goose uk shop on Thursday.
The former foreign minister consistently polls as a top candidate as canada goose black friday sale South Korea braces for the possibility of an early canada goose coats election following parliament December impeachment of President Park Geun hye in an influence peddling scandal.
If a Constitutional Court upholds the impeachment, Park would become South Korea first democratically elected leader canada goose uk black friday to leave office in disgrace, triggering an election two months later.
Lee Do woon, Ban spokesman, was quick to distance Ban from an indictment filed against Ban younger brother and his nephew in a Manhattan federal court. It accuses Ban relatives of a scheme to Canada Goose Coats On Sale bribe a Middle Eastern official for an attempted $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam.
was greatly surprised by the news, which he learned from the media. He knows nothing about it, said Lee, who also said Ban would address various concerns upon his arrival in South Korea.
Ban would take at least two weeks to decide whether he will run for president instead of canada goose clearance sale taking to the campaign trail immediately, as many analysts and observers had expected, Lee told a media briefing.
Lee also asked canadian goose jacket supporters to refrain from greeting uk canada goose outlet Ban on his Canada Goose Jackets arrival at Incheon airport. Ban would be driven to Canada Goose Online his residence in Sadang in southern Seoul instead of taking canadagooseparks.com public transport, as South Korean media had reported.
Controversy buy canada goose jacket around the building deal linked to Ban relatives has been previously reported in South Korean media.
In September, a Canada Goose online Seoul district court ordered Ban nephew to pay civil damages of about $590,000 to builder Keangnam Enterprises.
Ban said during a 2015 visit to South Korea that he had nothing to do with his nephew business and that he was by the situation.
The two relatives could not be reached for comment and Ban also was not immediately available for comment. tenure ended.
he needs to do is draw a line and say he has nothing to do with (the alleged improprieties), and he needs to be canadagooseparks convincing in his canada goose explanation. Otherwise people will start doubting him, said Kim Sang jin, professor of political science at Konkuk University.
he mishandles this people will start thinking that he is too weak or isn as clean as they thought he was, Kim said.
Ban plans to travel through South Korea to speak to the public until late January, his spokesman said.
He will visit the National Cemetery canada goose clearance on Friday and then a canada goose factory sale community centre, Lee said, and Canada Goose Outlet will then go to Chungju in North Chungcheong province to visit his mother and other family members there on Saturday.
He will also visit a welfare centre for the elderly and homeless before returning to Seoul on Sunday.
Ban does not belong to any political party and has been out of the country for most of the past decade. However, a party, funds cheap canada goose uk and political machinery to support him could come together quickly if and when he announces he will run for president on what is widely expected to be a conservative platform.
He had until recently canada goose coats on sale been tipped to run as a member of Park Saenuri party.
However, being a Saenuri candidate looks far less attractive now because of the influence peddling scandal and he has been Canada Goose Parka seen as likely to join a new breakaway group from the conservative bloc.
If Ban joins the new group he is likely to have competition.
Yoo Seong min, a prominent lawmaker from the new party announced on uk canada goose Wednesday he would announce a formal bid for the presidency on Jan. 25.