Korea's largest opposition party, the Korean party, is scheduled to hold a party's first election on the 27th. At least six people have announced their participation in the competition, including former Prime Minister Huang Jiao'an.
Observers reminded that the Free Korean Party suffered a fiasco in local elections last year, and it is now urgent to regroup to meet the 2020 congressional elections.
Yonhap News Agency reported on the 2nd that the Free Korean Party intends to hold a national congress on the 27th of this month to select the new party leader and several key positions within the party.
In October 2016, South Korea's then-President Park Geun-hye fell into a scandal of cronies. At the beginning of the following year, her new National Party split into the Free Korean Party and the Zhengdang Party. Both parties belong to the conservative camp, and most of the members of the pro-Pak party are in the Free Korean Party, and members of the Anti-Pak party participate in the party.
As the pro-industry scandal continues to ferment, the Free Korean Party has gradually drawn a line with Park Geun-hye. Park Geun-hye was impeached in March 2017 and became the first impeached president in Korean history. In October of the same year, the Free Korean Party urged Park Geun-hye to quit the party and did not receive the other party's response, and then expelled her party membership the following month.
At this stage, the President's Wen's Common Democracy Party is the largest party in Congress, and the Free Korean Party is the largest opposition party.
The Freedom of Korea Party had a poor record in local elections in June last year. At the time, the party leader Hong Zhunzhen resigned and led to the slogan of the party's first post. Many insiders have called for the election of a new party leader as soon as possible in order to meet next year's parliamentary elections.
As of the 2nd, at least 6 people announced their first position in the free Korean party, including political heavyweights, including former Prime Minister Huang Jiaoan and former Korean party leader Hong Zhuan.
Huang Jiaoan joined the Free Korean Party on the 15th of last month. Many people immediately speculated that he intended to compete for the party position of this conservative party and subsequently joined the 2022 presidential election.
Huang Jiaoan served as the Minister of Justice and Prime Minister of State in the Park Geun-hye government. On November 2, 2016, he resigned due to Cui Shunshi's political affairs, and then continued his inauguration due to the withdrawal of the new Prime Minister Jin Bingzhun. Park Geun-hye was suspended in December of the same year because of impeachment. Huang Jiao'an took the presidency.
Huang Jiaoan made a promise on the 29th of last month: We must win next year's parliamentary elections in order to regain power and revitalize the country.
According to a poll last month, among the potential candidates for the South Korean presidential election in 2022, Li Luoyuan, the prime minister of the ruling camp, and Huang Jiaoan, the former prime minister of the opposition camp, formed a two-strong situation, with 15.1% and 12.9% respectively. The public opinion support rate ranks in the top two.
Since resigning as the head of the Free Korean Party last year, Hong Zhunyu did not appear much in public in the first half of the year. He re-engaged in political activities last November and officially announced his re-election for the party leader on January 30 this year.
Including Hong Zhun, many people expressed dissatisfaction with the election of Huang Jiao'an. Hong Zhun said that Huang Jiao'an is a key figure in Park Geun-hye's government. If he is the party leader, it will make it even more difficult for the Free Korean Party to get rid of the political baggage of the pro-Pak. (Yang Shuyi) (Xinhua News Agency special feature)