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Teenage hopefuls run in local elections
Teenage hopefuls have declared their bids for the upcoming June 1 local elections. It is the first time in the 74-year history of the Public Official Election Act that teens are running for public office. Last December, the National Assembly passed revisions to the act to lower the age limit for those running for the National Assembly and local assembly elections from 25 to 1...
Bumpy start expected for Yoon administration due to Cabinet vacuum
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is set to be sworn into office, Tuesday, but his administration is expected to get off to a bumpy start as he finds several seats of his Cabinet unfilled due to delays in ministerial nominee hearings at the National Assembly amid ongoing bipartisan conflicts linked to corruption allegations. Plus, the Cabinet vacuum is expected to continue after ...
Who will attend Yoon's inauguration ceremony?
High-profile delegates from the United States and neighboring countries such as China and Japan may attend President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's inauguration ceremony, which is set to be held at the National Assembly on May 10.
Starting 2024, parents of infants will receive 1 million won monthly childcare subsidy
Parents with infants who are 11 months old or younger will receive a monthly financial subsidy of 1 million won ($789) starting in 2024, according to Ahn Cheol-soo, chairman of the presidential transition committee, Tuesday.
Ruling, main opposition party candidates for Gyeonggi governor election in dead heat: poll
Two candidates of the ruling and main opposition parties for the Gyeonggi gubernatorial election are in a dead heat when it comes to popularity, a recent poll released on Monday showed.
Calls grow for anti-discrimination law
Activists and politicians from the liberal and progressive blocs are calling for the passage of an anti-discrimination law, saying it should happen before the Yoon Suk-yeol administration takes office on May 10. Those calling for the establishment of an anti-discrimination law are desperately trying to make their voices heard by holding press conferences in front of the Natio...
Current, incoming administrations clash over lifting mask mandate
The current and incoming administrations are clashing over the former's decision to lift the outdoor mask mandate on Monday. Presiding over a COVID-19 response meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters, Friday, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum announced new guidelines for wearing masks including the lifting of the outdoor mask mandate. “Some raised co...
Concerns growing over Cabinet vacuum
There are growing concerns that the Yoon Suk-yeol administration may start with several Cabinet positions unfilled, as several currently sitting ministers have offered to resign at the end of Moon Jae-in's term, accompanied by the uncertain future of Yoon's nominees, some of whom are not likely to pass the National Assembly confirmation hearings.
Main opposition party set to filibuster prosecutorial reform bill
The main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) vowed to continue fighting in order to frustrate the ruling Democratic Party of Korea(DPK)'s push to pass the controversial prosecutorial bill, with the clock ticking for the vote in the National Assembly. On Wednesday, the PPP warned of the use of a filibuster to prevent the passage of the bill.The floor leaders of th...
1 mil. AI experts needed, KAIST president says at Korea Forum
Lee Kwang-hyung, the president of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has encouraged the incoming Yoon Suk-yeol government to increase classroom hours for mandatory computer science education for elementary school students, to better prepare for the age of artificial intelligence (AI).
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