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Ruling party sweeps local elections
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has swept the local elections as well as by-elections for 12 empty National Assembly seats. According to exit polls and the vote count by midnight Wednesday, the DPK clinched 14 out of 17 governor and mayoral posts. The largest conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) managed to win in the mayoral and governor elections in Daegu and No...
Moments after their first encouter
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made another impressive appearance before the world, this time with his greeting message in English, at the momentous summit with American President Donald Trump held on Sentosa Island, Singapore, Tuesday. Both leaders shook hands and officially began the first summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, decades-long mortal...
Election campaigns in final stretch
The campaigns for Wednesday's local elections have entered the final stretch as mudslinging continues to escalate in some fierce battlefields. One big campaign issue is the alleged affair between Lee Jae-myung, a leading candidate for the Gyeonggi gubernatorial election, and actress Kim Bu-seon. Lee of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), who successfully fulfilled ref...
South Korean officials visit Gaeseong to prepare for liaison office
A team of South Korean officials visited Gaeseong Industrial Complex, an inter-Korean joint industrial zone in North Korea, Friday, to inspect the area before opening a joint liaison office there. The two Koreas agreed on the plan to establish a liaison office in Gaeseong during a high-level meeting on June 1, as stipulated in the Panmunjeom Declaration signed by President Mo...
Early voting for June 13 elections take place from Friday
Early voting for the June 13 local elections will take place Friday and Saturday nationwide for those who are unable to cast their ballots on election day. Voters should go with their ID cards to any polling station across the nation between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
North Korean media remaining silent on Trump summit
North Korean state-run media outlets have kept mum for over 10 days about their leader's planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump which is slated for June 12, possibly out of uncertainty about its denuclearization initiatives. Pyongyang's main newspaper Rodong Sinmun briefly mentioned the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump, on the front ...
Ruling party dominant in 11 of 12 by-election districts
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is highly expected to sweep the June 13 by-elections, which will be held in tandem with the local elections, according to a poll released Tuesday. The by-elections are to fill the 12 lawmaker positions that became vacant after former lawmakers quit to run for the local elections or were stripped of their seats due to illegalities.
LKP leader at odds with everyone except himself
Hong Joon-pyo, outspoken chairman of the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), has decided not to show up at his party members' campaigns for local elections, amid growing hostility against him within the party and the public. “I decided not to do a stumping tour from tomorrow,” Hong said on Facebook, Sunday. “As I take part in the campaigns, voters tend to view this election as a popul...
Seoul, Washington likely to downscale joint drills
South Korea and the United States' regular joint military exercises are likely to be scaled down, following Saturday's agreement between defense ministers of the two countries to create “positive conditions” for the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The downscaling is expected to include the reduction of deployment of U.S...
Ruling party zeroes in on ex-chief justice
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) proposed a National Assembly probe, Thursday, into an escalating influence-peddling scandal involving former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae. While Yang was in office, the Supreme Court allegedly made rulings in favor of the Park Geun-hye government, especially about sensitive labor-related cases, based on behind-the-scenes...
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