When Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung and People’s Power presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol announced that they had agreed to hold a bilateral TV debate on terrestrial TV before the Lunar New Year, the Justice Party and the People’s Party vehemently protested, saying they controlled the press and violated the right to know.
Lee Dong-young, senior spokesperson for the Justice Party, heard the news of the bilateral TV debate agreement the previous day at the press conference at the National Assembly Communication Hall on the morning of the 14th, saying, “It is an unprecedented discussion rigging and media control as the two candidates will decide on the TV debate broadcaster and the topic of the discussion at will.” In other words, the students taking the exam are the ones who decide the exam questions themselves.”
“I strongly condemn the collusion of Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol in TV debates, which infringes on the people’s right to know and seriously undermines voters’ right to choose,” he said.
Regarding the fact that the two parties canceled the special prosecutor’s office to verify the suspicions of the two candidates, only using excuses and other faults, he said, “I was skeptical about whether the TV debate was rigging, but in the end, they were just arguing over the discussion method and topic and then trying to cancel it. “I strongly urge you to respond to the TV debate fairly and fairly, unless the purpose is to avoid the verification of judicial allegations and the verification of state management capabilities of the two candidates, Jae-myung Lee and Seok-yeol Yoon,” he said.
Jang Hye-young, senior spokesperson for the Justice Party’s presidential candidate, Shim Sang-jung, appeared on CBS radio’s ‘Kim Hyeon-jung’s News Show’ this morning and said, “Even in the legal election standards (which received 3% or more of the votes in the previous election or held 5 or more seats in the National Assembly), the right to debate clearly is guaranteed. “I feel resentful that it is coming out in such a way that it violates the people’s basic right to know by going beyond these legal standards,” he said.
Chief Spokesperson Jang said, “Announcing that we have agreed to silence the voices of the underprivileged by doing more is really disappointing to what the Korean people think of Korea’s democracy,” he said. vomited
The People’s Party also strongly criticized it. Hong Kyung-hee, spokesman for the Central Election Committee of the People’s Party, said in a comment on the 13th, “With less than 60 days left before the election, an artificial political transaction was made to change the three-party structure created by the people into a quantum one.” It is a serious case of infringing on the right to know.”
Spokesperson Hong asked, “How can a debate be held without a presidential candidate with double-digit approval ratings? Spokesperson Hong added, “The People’s Party will strongly respond to acts of political collusion between the two major parties.
On the afternoon of the 13th, candidate Lee Jae-myung’s election committee and candidate Yoon Seok-yeol’s election headquarters agreed to start the bilateral TV debate before the lecture and to request the terrestrial broadcaster to host the jointly invited discussion.