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SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office offered to resign Monday.

"Now is the best time for me to step down as (the prosecution) is starting over with a new prosecutor general," Choi Gyo-il said in a release.

The 51-year-old Choi, who is a graduate of Korea University with a bachelor's degree in law, passed the state judicial examination in 1983. He has been heading the office since August 2011.

Choi's successor is expected to be decided sometime next week, according to sources at the prosecution and the justice ministry. The decision will come after Chae Dong-wook, the nominee for the top prosecution post, is formally appointed.

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