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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 00:08
Liberal breakaway groups to merge as single party
A liberal political group led by former Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) Chairman Lee Nak-yon and another group of former DPK lawmakers critical of the main opposition party’s current leadership will merge as a single party.
Debate erupts again over free subway rides for elderly as elections near
A debate has resurfaced on whether to continue offering free subway rides for senior citizens in the lead-up to the April 10 general elections. A new conservative party is considering replacing the free rides with vouchers due to widening deficits caused by a rapidly aging society.
Rival parties fail to narrow differences on workplace safety law
Owners of businesses with fewer than 50 employees will face penalties in the event of serious industrial accidents starting this Saturday after the National Assembly failed to reach an agreement on delaying the implementation of a relevant workplace safety law on Thursday.
Return of old guard? Senior politicians' renewed election ambitions draw mixed views
Several seasoned politicians, who have previously served multiple terms in the National Assembly and occupied prominent political roles, are making a comeback to the political arena by declaring their candidacies for the upcoming general elections on April 10.
Ex-presidential spokesperson looks to make Songdo more expat-friendly
Kim Gi-heung, former deputy spokesperson for President Yoon Suk Yeol and former journalist for broadcaster KBS, is seeking to bring a future that will be more friendly to kids and expats in Songdo, a planned smart city built to house international businesses in Incheon’s Yeonsu District, by running in the April 10 general elections.
Yoon, PPP interim chief try to patch up feud to avoid damaging election campaign
President Yoon Suk Yeol and ruling People Power Party (PPP) interim leader Han Dong-hoon displayed a reconciliatory gesture, addressing their disagreements regarding candidate recommendations and controversies related to first lady Kim Keon Hee, apparently to prevent potential harm to the PPP's campaigns for the April 10 general elections.
PPP back in turmoil as Yoon and interim leader clash
Internal strife has resurfaced within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) as President Yoon Suk Yeol conveyed his intention for the party's interim leader, Han Dong-hoon, to step down. However, Han, the former justice minister, who is also known as one of the president's most-trusted confidants, promptly rejected the proposal.
Korea to conscript trans women not receiving more than 6 months of hormone therapy
The Ministry of National Defense is seeking to conscript trans women, who were assigned as male at birth but identify as female, for supplementary service if they have not undergone more than six months of hormone therapy.
Calls grow within ruling party for first lady's apology over Dior bag
Critical voices are growing within the ruling People Power Party (PPP) over controversies surrounding first lady Kim Keon Hee, including video footage of her receiving a Dior handbag from a Korean American pastor in 2022.
Rival parties roll out strategies to address Korea's low birthrate
Rival parties on Thursday rolled out their respective policy promises aimed at revitalizing Korea's sharply declining birthrate as part of their campaigns for the upcoming general elections in April. These initiatives are in response to concerns that the ongoing demographic decline could potentially lead the country's economy to regress in the near future.
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