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SEOUL, Feb 27 (Reuters) - South Korea's acting president will not extend the investigation period for a special prosecutor's investigation of an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.
The agency did not cite anyone from acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn's office in its report but quoted a senior opposition party lawmaker as saying he had been notified of a media briefing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. local time (0030 GMT), during which the decision would be announced.
The special prosecutor's office sought a 30-day extension to its current investigation, which is scheduled to end on Tuesday. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)