[정치]Why does Yoon Seok-yeol want to remove the ‘former prosecutor general’?… Self-contradiction, scalability


Former President Yoon Seok-yeol, who suddenly joined the power of the people, is trying to remove the title of ‘Former Prosecutor General’.

With anti-Moon Jae-in sentiment on his back, he has been running for the first place in the approval rating among opposition runners, so now why do you want to stay away from the title of Prosecutor General?

Reporter Lee Dae-gun analyzed.


Recently, the spokesman for former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol sent a text message to reporters.

I’m asking you to stop using the former Prosecutor General as a title any longer since I’ve already officially registered as a presidential candidate.

But the media still calls him the former Attorney General.

Like the Democratic Party’s preliminary candidates, Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung and former CEO Lee Nak-yeon, they are called by current and former titles because of the evaluation of their qualifications to run as presidential candidates.

Then, why does former President Yoon avoid the title of Prosecutor General?

The notification text was sent right after former President Yoon requested the extension of the ‘Drooking Special Prosecutor’s Office’.

It was announced that President Moon should be held accountable for the manipulation of the Drooking comment, but criticism immediately poured in.

The ruling party emphasized the fact that former president Yoon was the head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office under the current government, and the investigation was conducted.

[송영길 / 더불어민주당 대표 (지난 26일) : 배은망덕을 넘어서 균형 감각이 상실된 이런 논리로는 나라를 끌어갈 수 없다는 말씀을 다시 한번 드리겠습니다.]

Even within the People’s Power, former President Yoon was sniping for concealing or neglecting the Drooking incident.

It seems that the more former President Yoon demands an extension of the special prosecutor, the more likely he is to fall into self-contradiction.

It is analyzed that the more fundamental reason for removing the title of Prosecutor General is because of an obstacle to ‘scalability’.

It has been five months since he announced his participation in politics and a month since he announced his candidacy for the presidency, but he has yet to show a picture of transcending the ‘anti-Moon Jae-in sentiment’.

[윤석 / 전 검찰총장 (지난달 29일) : (이 정권은) 권력을 사유화하는 데 그치지 않고 집권을 연장하여 계속 국민을 약탈하려 합니다. 우리 헌법의 근간인 자유민주주의에서 ‘자유’를 빼내려 합니다. 도저히 이들을 그대로 두고 볼 수 없습니다.]

In the end, it seems that when former President Yoon shows his steps and message as a prepared presidential candidate, he will be able to naturally escape from the image of the Prosecutor General.

This is YTN Lee Dae-gun.

YTN Lee Dae-geon (

[저작권자(c) YTN & YTN plus 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]



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