The People’s Power is increasingly conflicting with the election committee for candidate Yoon Seok-yeol. When candidate Yoon Seok-yeol hinted that “I can go without Kim Jong-in, the former vice chairman,” Kim said, “I will no longer talk about politics, and I will return to my daily life from today (23rd).” Rep. Jang Je-won, who was cited as one of the causes of conflict between Candidate Yoon and former Chairman Kim, said, “I will leave Candidate Yoon’s side,” and passed the ball back to former Chairman Kim.
Correspondent Chae Seung-gi.
Former Chairman Kim Jong-in expressed his intention not to participate in the election committee.
[김종인/전 국민의힘 비상대책위원장 : 나는 더 이상 정치 문제에 대해서 얘기하고 싶지가 않아요. 나는 지금 내 일상으로 회귀하는 거야, 오늘부터.]
Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon showed a sharp reaction saying that he should not ask.
Candidate Yoon said the previous day that former Chairman Kim had asked for a day or two.
A key aide of Candidate Yoon told JTBC that “the meaning of the ultimatum.”
It is said that he conveyed the meaning of the fact that it is possible even without former Chairman Kim Jong-un.
In this situation, Rep. Jang Je-won, who had been mentioned as the chief of staff of Candidate Yoon, announced that he would leave his side.
When he was mentioned as one of the causes of conflict between Candidate Yun and former Chairman Kim, he said he would eliminate the conflict by himself.
A key official from Candidate Yoon’s side explained to JTBC, “If a candidate holds on to Rep. Jang, he seems stubborn.”
In fact, it looks like the ball has been passed back to former Chairman Kim.
Former Chairman Kim did not draw a line about meeting with Yoon, even though he said that Jang’s whereabouts had nothing to do with him.
[김종인/전 국민의힘 비상대책위원장 : (윤 후보) 만나는 거야 찾아오면 만나는 거지 뭐. 그걸 내가 거부할 이유가 없잖아.]
In the midst of this, Chairman Lee Jun-seok even mentioned the resignation of Kim Byung-jun, who had been opposed by former Chairman Kim, in fact.
[이준석/국민의힘 대표 : 개개인이, 그 안에 언급되신 분들이 전체를 위해서 본인이 다른 선택을 하신다고 한다면 그런 것들은 존중될 수 있겠으나…]
Chairman Lee also left open the possibility of last-minute mediation, saying that candidate Yoon and former Chairman Kim should communicate directly.
(Video design: Lee Jeong-hoe, Choi Seok-heon)