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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:51
Ruling party allows ex-chairman Song to compete in primary for Seoul mayoral election
The ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) on Thursday, reversed its selection committee's decision earlier in the week to rule out Rep. Song Young-gil as a candidate for the Seoul mayoral election.
'Rebellious' candidates become headaches for parties
“Fasting: Day 3. Being hungry is tough to endure. But finding peace in my mind is tougher,” former lawmaker Kim Jin-tae tweeted on Sunday, reflecting his struggle to control his anger.
[News Focus] Why is the ruling party so opposed to Yoon's pick for justice minister?
Rep. Yun Ho-jung, the interim leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), voiced concerns about President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's nomination of his closest aide, Han Dong-hoon, as justice minister.
Justice minister nominee Han Dong-hoon steals the show
Justice Minister nominee Han Dong-hoon made news on Wednesday as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled his second batch of Cabinet ministers. Among the Cabinet minister nominees, he received the most questions from reporters and became the most sought-after new nominee of the day.
Journalist tells all about his legal battle against first lady
It all began with a column published on June 11, 2019, in local newspaper the Joongang Ilbo, which pitted veteran journalist Nam Jeong-ho against the presidential office in a legal battle that lasted for two years.
Ruling party views Seoul mayoral race as 'poisoned chalice'
Rep. Song Young-gil of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) officially declared his bid to become the mayor of Seoul in the June 1 local elections, amid media reports that he was called upon by some members of the party to join the race.
Seoul mayoral election loses luster amid rising interest in Gyeonggi governor race
Seoul's mayor in the past had been the most sought-after elected post for politicians who were ambitious enough to attempt a run for the top job in the government, as the mayor position often served as a springboard to the presidential race.
'Mr. Today' and 'Mrs. Meanwhile'
The late Chun Doo-hwan (1931-2021) had a lesser-known, yet disgraceful nickname that he earned during his presidency. Back in the 1980s, some college students called the military general-turned-president, “Mr. Today,” a nickname they coined to ridicule his domination of the news headlines. His wife, Lee Soon-ja, also had a nickname. Hers was “Mrs. Meanwhile.”
BAI sides with president-elect in member nominations
The Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of Korea expressed its concerns about President Moon Jae-in's request to appoint a BAI member at the end of his term, according to the Presidential Transition Committee.
Two schools of thought inside transition team about gender equality ministry
There seem to be two schools of thought inside President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's Presidential Transition Committee regarding the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. On the one hand, Yoon is a hardliner who thinks the ministry has already fulfilled its commitment over the past two decades, since its creation in the early 2000s, and that there is no need to prolong its life w...
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