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[INTERVIEW] Lawmaker leads bipartisan forum on climate change
Last winter, long padded jackets were seen on the freezing cold streets of Korea. As spring blooms, fine dust is expected to inundate the peninsula. To tackle climate change, Rep. Hong Il-pyo of the conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) is leading the National Assembly Forum on Climate Change. Atypical of Korean politics studded with ideological confrontation, the forum is c...
An Hee-jung's political career in jeopardy
Former South Chungcheong Province Governor An Hee-jung's political career is in danger after one of his female aides alleged Monday that he had sexually abused her for several months. The latest #MeToo claim revealed two faces of the prominent liberal politician who had been touted as a potential candidate for the next presidency. He had been considered as having many element...
New center-right party off to rough start
The third-largest Bareun Mirae Party (BMP), which was established in February through the merger of the conservative Bareun Party and the liberal People’s Party, is reeling from its scanty support rate - 6.8 percent. The rate, issued by local pollster Realmeter Monday, is not so different from the last support rate of the Bareun Party before the merger - 5.7 percent - release...
Moon to seek bipartisan cooperation on N. Korea
President Moon Jae-in will hold a meeting with the leaders of major political parties at Cheong Wa Dae, Wednesday, to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula, said Han Byung-do, chief presidential secretary for political affairs. “Participants will have in-depth talks about the inter-Korean relationship and peace on the Korean peninsula,” Han said in a briefing, Monday....
2 minor liberal parties may form negotiation body
Two minor liberal parties - the 14-seat Party for Democracy and Peace (PDP) and the six-seat Justice Party - are in talks to form a negotiation body in the National Assembly, which could enhance their position in the National Assembly. The PDP is likely to make its offer public Monday.
Candidacy registration begins for June elections
The National Election Commission (NEC) opened preliminary candidacy registration for those who want to run for heads of boroughs and local councilors in the June 13 local elections, Friday. Registration for those to run for mayor, governor and heads of regional educational offices has been underway since Feb. 13.
Moon to meet party leaders over N. Korea
President Moon Jae-in plans to meet the leaders of major political parties next week to discuss political issues and to share information about North Korea. Cheong Wa Dae said Friday Moon would invite party leaders to brief them on the diplomatic talks held around the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The chairman of main opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party (LKP), Hong Joon-...
Kim Yong-chol's link to Cheonan attack unproven: Defense minister
Defense Minister Song Young-moo said Wednesday it is impossible to prove North Korean official Kim Yong-chol's direct involvement in the torpedo attack on the Navy ship Cheonan in 2010, which claimed the lives of 46 sailors. Kim, chief of the Workers' Party of Korea's United Front Department, returned home Tuesday after his three-day visit to the South to attend the closing c...
LKP hits prosecution, defends ex-President Park
The conservative Liberty Korea Party (LKP) criticized the prosecution over its handling former President Park Geun-hye, saying its demand for a 30-year prison term, Tuesday, was cruel. “How can it be crueler than this? A demand for the death sentence would be less cruel,” LKP spokesman Chang Je-won said. “The prosecution’s demand to imprison the ex-president, who was already ...
Rookie lawmaker gets most donations in 2017
Rep. Park Ju-min of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) received the largest amount of donations in 2017 among 299 lawmakers, according to the data revealed by the National Election Commission (NEC) Tuesday. The political rookie got 348.58 million won ($325,320) in donations. Rep. Park, who gained a reputation as the “Sewol lawyer” for his devotion to helping the berea...
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