President Park's ruling Saenuri Party has issued its own apology echoing that of the president.
Saenuri Chairman Lee Jung-hyun told reporters the party will decide how to deal with the situation after listening to other lawmakers.
Floor Leader Chung Jin-suk said now that the president acknowledged the gravity of the case, follow-up measures should be taken to address public concerns.
And Saenuri spokeswoman Kim Hyun-ah called for a thorough investigation into the scandal and reasonable measures.
Source: KBS World Radio