Opposition and Ruling Parties Engage in Intense Clashes Amidst Concerns for Public Livelihood
Seoul – Despite warnings about the deteriorating livelihood of the people, the opposition and ruling parties in South Korea find themselves embroiled in extreme clashes. The situation is expected to escalate further with key events on the horizon.
Leadership Meeting Sparks Tensions
The upcoming hearing of Kim Haeng, the Gender Equality and Family Minister candidate, is already set to make waves as indications suggest his absence. Additionally, the proposed appointment of Lee Gyun-yong as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is likely to face rejection. This battleground is proving to be a battle of wits, promising an intense clash.
Yeouido: The National Assembly Building offers a panoramic view serving as a backdrop to the escalating tensions between political parties. Public sentiment is fervently growing following the dismissal of the arrest warrant for Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea. Numerous voices are increasingly questioning the Yoon Seok-yeol government’s integrity.
During the Chuseok holiday, opposition parties and the ruling party engaged in a blame-game rhetoric, attributing poor living conditions and waning trust in politicians to each other. The ruling party has already confirmed their non-participation in the confirmation hearing for Minister Kim Haeng on the 5th, while the opposition has voiced intentions to reject Lee Gyun-yong’s appointment as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on the 6th. The hostile atmosphere between the parties is set to persist.
Seoul Shinmun conducted interviews with provincial and local party chairmen from opposition parties and the ruling party. While they all pointed to the dismissal of Lee’s arrest warrant and judicial risks as significant concerns, their opinions diverged sharply.
Song Seok-jun, Chairman of the Gyeonggi Provincial Party Committee of the People’s Power Party, emphasized the need to consider the numerous arrests of people surrounding Representative Lee when deciding whether to view him as a person in power. He also echoed the sentiment of many regarding the challenges of making a living in the current climate.
In contrast, Shin Jeong-hoon, Chairman of the Jeonnam Provincial Committee of the Democratic Party, highlighted the positive impact of Lee’s dismissed arrest warrant on public sentiment in the region. Criticism of the Yoon Seok-yeol government has soared as a result.
Both party floor leaders prioritized economic recovery and improving people’s livelihood to win over public sentiment. However, Yoon Jae-ok from the People Power Party stressed the need for an active National Assembly during a floor plan meeting, while Hong Ik-pyo from the Democratic Party called for a “state administration revolution” in a press conference.
Expressing disagreement with the hearing schedule and witnesses, Floor Leader Yoon deemed the situation incomprehensible, hinting at non-participation in Minister candidate Kim’s confirmation hearing. On the other hand, Floor Leader Hong voiced concerns about the prolonged absence of the Chief Justice and the party’s negative opinion regarding the nomination.
Representative Lee proposed a “people’s livelihood meeting” to President Yoon, but this suggestion was dismissed by People Power Party Representative Kim Ki-hyun, who suggested discussing such matters in the National Assembly instead.
With tensions on the rise, the political landscape in South Korea remains unpredictable.
By Lee Min-young and Hwang In-ju, Reporters
The opposition and opposition parties are facing extreme clashes despite warnings about people’s livelihood
Kim Haeng’s hearing tomorrow suggests he won’t be attending.
On the 6th, Lee Gyun-yong’s appointment proposal is expected to be rejected.
It looks like a clash will follow a battle of wits at the leadership meeting.
▲ A panoramic view of the National Assembly Building in Yeouido. Reporter Hong Yoon-ki “Public sentiment is boiling over the dismissal of the arrest warrant for Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea.”
“The theory of judging Yoon Seok-yeol’s government is growing stronger in various places.”
After listening to the opinions of the public from all over the country during the Chuseok holiday, the opposition parties and opposition parties came up with a takeover-like interpretation and started a ‘blame it on you’ battle for the poor living conditions of the common people and lack of trust in them. politicians. In particular, the ruling party indicated that it would not participate in the confirmation hearing for Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Haeng on the 5th, and the opposition announced that it would reject the proposal to appoint Lee Kyun- yong as Chief Justice. the Supreme Court in plenary on the 6th, so hostilities are expected to continue.
As a result of Seoul Shinmun’s interview with the chairmen of all provincial and provincial parties of the opposition parties and the opposition parties on the 3rd, the opposition parties and the opposition parties pointed to the dismissal of the arrest warrant of Representative Lee and the judicial risk as the biggest issues, but their opinions were opposite.
Song Seok-jun (Icheon, Gyeonggi Province), Chairman of the Gyeonggi Provincial Party Committee of the People’s Power Party, said in a telephone call, “Many opinions asked whether it makes sense to consider Representative Lee as a person in power when many of the people around him have been arrested,” adding, “There are also many who say it is difficult to make a living.” On the other hand, Shin Jeong-hoon (Naju and Hwasun, Jeollanam-do), chairman of the Jeonnam Provincial Committee of the Democratic Party, said, “After Rep. Lee’s arrest warrant was dismissed, public sentiment in the region has improved a lot,” and added, “Criticism of Yoon Seok-yeol’s government is very high.”
The floor leaders of the two parties also referred to the recovery of the economy and people’s livelihood as the main priority to win over public sentiment, but the floor leader of Party Power People, Yoon Jae-ok, emphasized an ‘active National Assembly’ at the floor plan meeting, and the Democratic Party. floor leader Hong Ik-pyo called for a ‘state administration revolution’ at a press conference.
Floor Leader Yoon also said, “It’s very unusual to decide on the hearing schedule and witnesses alone. “It’s not like we’re just going to go, it’s an incomprehensible situation,” he said, hinting that he would not participate in the confirmation hearing for Minister candidate Kim. On the other hand, floor leader Hong said on a radio station that “the general public opinion within the party is very negative” about the candidate for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, raising concerns about the Chief Justice’s prolonged absence.
Meanwhile, Representative Lee proposed a ‘people’s livelihood meeting’ to President Yoon, but People Power Party Representative Kim Ki-hyun said, “Why don’t you talk about it in the National Assembly and go to the wrong place and talk about him? ” He dismissed it as a “softwood fish.” An official from the President’s Office said, “I have nothing special to say.”
Reporters Lee Min-young and Hwang In-ju
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