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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Mon, July 4, 2022 | 22:28
Vice speaker critical of ruling party leader's Ukraine visit
Ruling People Power Party (PPP) Chairman Lee Jun-seok and fellow party member, Rep. Chung Jin-suk, exchanged verbal shots as the latter criticized Lee's visit to Ukraine as “politics for his own sake” on Sunday.
Yoon's plan to attend NATO summit causes stir
The presidential office is reportedly reviewing President Yoon Suk-yeol's proposed attendance at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit to be held on June 29 and 30 in Madrid, Spain.If confirmed, it will be Yoon's first overseas trip as Korea's head of state. An official said in a media interview that the presidential office is reviewing various issues related t...
Tensions mount on Korean Peninsula
North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea, Sunday, in an apparent reaction to a joint naval drill between South Korea and the U.S. carried out in the Philippine Sea from Thursday until Saturday. The launches mark the 18th missile provocation by North Korea this year and this is virtually the first time that the regime has fired eight bal...
Voters give president boost to pursue key policies
President Yoon Suk-yeol has gained a major boost in his administrative and policy drive after voters sided with the ruling People Power Party (PPP) which achieved a landslide win in Wednesday's local and by-elections. The resounding victory for Yoon's party came less than three months after he won the presidential election by a narrow margin against his opponent and just thre...
Ex-presidential candidates return to politics as lawmakers
Former presidential candidates Lee Jae-myung and Ahn Cheol-soo have renewed their positions in politics as lawmakers.
Voter turnout hits lowest since 2002
The total turnout for Wednesday's local elections was tentatively tallied at 50.9 percent, the lowest since the 2002 local elections, the election watchdog said.According to the National Election Commission, a total of 22.57 million out of 44.3 million eligible voters had casted their ballots as of 7:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Parties make last appeal to public for votes
Rival parties on Tuesday made their last pitches to appeal to the hearts and minds of voters across the country to turn out and cast their ballots for them in Wednesday's local and by-elections.
Yoon gov't not considering privatizing state-run firms
The presidential office said Friday that it is not considering privatizing state-run companies such as Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), dismissing controversies that have stemmed from the presidential chief of staff's remark about unloading the IIAC's stake in the airport company on the market. During a meeting with reporters, an official at the presidential ...
Korea begins early voting for June 1 local elections
Early voting started Friday for the June 1 local elections, which will select 4,125 candidates for elected posts across the country, including 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors. The election will be an early barometer gauging President Yoon Suk-yeol's performance less than a month after his inauguration, as well as determining whether the ruling People Power Par...
President Yoon fills two remaining Cabinet minister positions with women
President Yoon Suk-yeol nominated two women as the education and health ministers, amid criticisms that his Cabinet is male-dominated. The presidential office announced Thursday that Yoon has named Park Soon-ae as the deputy prime minister and minister of education and Kim Seung-hee as the minister of health and welfare. Yoon also nominated Oh Yu-kyoung as the minister of foo...
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