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Kim Jong-in “Impossible to be an imperial president… Forming a democratic and unified government and co-government”

“As a teacher in the Wen government… there may be a slight political reshuffle if Yoon Seok-yeol is elected”

“Constitutional amendment is something to do when circumstances drive it… MB·朴 pardon, decided after the election considering the circumstances”

“Old Captain, work to compensate for weaknesses in the past”… “Acquisition chairman, prime minister? There must be a lot of people who want to do it”

Kim Jong-in, General Election Commissioner, Interview with Yonhap News

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ha Sa-heon = People’s Power Kim Jong-in, general election chairman, is interviewing Yonhap News at the Gwanghwamun office in Seoul on the 7th. 2021.12.8 [email protected]

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Jun-seo Lee Yu-mi = People’s Power Kim Jong-in, general election chairman, said about the direction of the government in the event of a victory in the presidential election on the 8th, “Abandoning the idea that one has to dominate everything alone and You have to choose from a variety of fields,” he said.

In an interview with Yonhap News held at the Gwanghwamun office in Seoul, Chairman Kim said, “We must create a democratic and unified government.”

“Through this, we need to get the public’s sympathy and relieve pressure from the opposition,” he said.

Power of the People Even if presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol succeeds in changing the government, it means that cooperation is inevitable for running state affairs in a situation where the Democratic Party has 169 seats.

When asked, “Does it mean a tangpyeong-guk cabinet that is selected even by competent opposition figures?”, Chairman Kim said, “That’s it.” He said, “We form a government that the general public can sympathize with. will do it,” he explained.

He also said, “President Moon Jae-in failed to keep any of the promises he made during his time as a candidate for cooperation, so he created a situation where he had no choice but to face extreme political conflicts.”

Regarding the possibility of political reorganization after the election, he predicted, “If Yoon is elected, naturally, the same political form as before will not exist,” he said.

People's Power Kim Jong-in General Election Commission Chairman
People’s Power Kim Jong-in General Election Commission Chairman

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ha Sa-heon = People’s Power Kim Jong-in, general election chairman, is interviewing Yonhap News at the Gwanghwamun office in Seoul on the 7th. 2021.12.8 [email protected]

Chairman Kim said, “If you become an imperial president, you will fail again.” “Now that the Democratic Party is in control of the National Assembly, even if Yoon becomes president, he cannot become an imperial president.”

He said, “Even if elected, the political environment is not easy. There is a question of whether the government can start and properly implement the policy for two years,” he said.

Regarding the possibility of constitutional amendment for power structure reform, he said, “I do not do it because I want to, but if the situation drives me to do it, I have to do it.”

Regarding whether the constitutional amendment environment will be created in the next government, he said, “It is then that we decide how effective it will be in the process of managing state affairs after becoming president.”

Regarding the issue of pardons by former Presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye, Chairman Kim said, “A pardon is the president’s exclusive right.”

Chairman Kim, who took over the leadership of the election committee as a ‘one-top’, said, “I know that candidate Yoon has weaknesses. Outside, they say, ‘Isn’t he trying to become president without any preparation?’

He also emphasized, “If Candidate Yoon becomes president, we must work properly on what to do in our country’s reality,” he said.

Kim Jong-in, General Election Commissioner, Interview with Yonhap News
Kim Jong-in, General Election Commissioner, Interview with Yonhap News

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ha Sa-heon = People’s Power Kim Jong-in, general election chairman, is interviewing Yonhap News at the Gwanghwamun office in Seoul on the 7th. 2021.12.8 [email protected]

Regarding the concerns of some that it would be an ‘uneasy living’ with permanent election chairman Kim Byung-jun and new era preparatory chairman Kim Han-gil, he said, “Once I decided to go (for the first time), I decided not to care about those people.” You just have to work,” he said.

Regarding the solidarity with the People’s Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo, Chairman Kim reiterated his weight on Ahn’s ‘mid-term resignation’, saying, “Candidate Ahn is a reasonable person, and the outcome is obvious, but it is inconceivable that he will go to the end.” .

Regarding the possibility of solidarity in the way that Candidate Ahn runs for the Jongno by-election, he said, “That was before Candidate Ahn announced his candidacy for president, but I don’t know what will happen now.”

Regarding the prospect that Chairman Kim could take over or become the first prime minister in the event of a presidential victory, he said with a smile, “There are probably too many people who want to do it, but I don’t want to be in the midst of it.”

“I’ll know when I go, but I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he said. “I haven’t seen anyone who maintains consistency before the primary, after the nomination is confirmed, and after becoming president. If you are not consistent and honest, you will not succeed in the end.” added.

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