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Reporter : Kang Seung-woo
Thu, July 7, 2022 | 17:35
Parties gear up for local elections
With the presidential election now in the rearview mirror, political parties are gearing up for the upcoming local elections, in which 17 mayoral and gubernatorial seats as well as posts for numerous local council members and education chiefs are up for grabs. Following the victory in the presidential election, the conservative People Power Party (PPP) has set its sights on a...
Defense Ministry to seek permanent deployment of US strategic assets in South Korea
The defense ministry is set to discuss with Washington the rotational deployment of strategic U.S. assets on the Korean Peninsula under the new South Korean administration to deter North Korea's provocations. The Ministry of National Defense gave a policy briefing to the transition committee of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday and said it will seek to resume regular m...
Yoon promises to remove obstacles to businesses growth
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol vowed, Monday, to remove unnecessary regulations to help businesses make decisions with more certainty and to promote investments to spur the growth of the country's economy. Yoon's promise came during a lunch meeting with the heads of six business lobby groups. They are Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) Chairman Huh Chang-soo, Korea Chamber ...
Yoon's first response to North Korea provocations likely to determine course for next 5 years
Amid signs of North Korea abandoning its self-restraint in regards to testing long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's pledge to take a tougher stance and bolster South Korea's deterrence against its northern neighbor - in close cooperation with the United States - is likely to prolong the period of non-engagement between the two Koreas under h...
Yoon faces growing opposition to Cheong Wa Dae relocation
With the defense ministry compound emerging as the most likely site for the new presidential office and residence, President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's office relocation plan is facing a strong backlash, due to concerns that the move would compromise national security and waste taxpayers' money. During his election campaign, Yoon vowed to open the “new Gwanghwamun era” by working ...
President-elect unveils policy advisers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol made an appointments of his policy advisors, Wednesday. According to his spokesperson Kim Eun-hye, Yoon has named Kang Seog-hoon, a professor of economics at Sungshin Women's University, and Kim Hyun-sook, an economics professor at Soongsil University, as special advisers for policy. In addition, Jang Sung-min, the president of the World and Nort...
Yoon mulls relocating presidential office to foreign or defense ministries
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol may work out of either the foreign ministry building in Seoul's Jongno District or the defense ministry building in Yongsan District after taking office in May. According to his taskforce working on relocating the presidential office of the Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday, the two ministry buildings have been emerging as the top possibilities for housing ...
Yoon administration to focus on restoring fairness, democracy
The incoming administration will place top priority on restoring democracy and creating a country ruled by law and fairness, Ahn Cheol-soo, the head of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee, said Monday. The pledge was one of the five key national tasks to be achieved under the new administration unveiled by Ahn during a press conference at the National Assembl...
Ahn Cheol-soo to head President-elect's transition team
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol appointed, Sunday, Ahn Cheol-soo, chairman of the minor opposition People's Party, to lead his transition committee. Yoon also named People Power Party Rep. Kwon Young-se and former Jeju Gov. Won Hee-ryong as the committee's vice chairperson and planning chief, respectively. “As a competent government, we will serve the people and achieve nationa...
Angry voters turn out to vote against President Moon, ruling party
Yoon Suk-yeol of the conservative People Power Party (PPP) has been elected as the new president to lead Korea for next five years after defeating Lee Jae-myung of the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) by fewer than 250,000 votes, or 0.8 of a percentage point, in Wednesday's election. The 61-year-old Yoon, who served as the prosecutor general under President Moon...
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