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Transition Team Disbands After 50-day Run

Transition Team Disbands After 50-day Run

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The transition team of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol held a disbandment ceremony Friday, ending a 50-day run marked by power struggles with the outgoing administration over everything from relocation of the presidential office to prosecution reforms. The committee was launched nine days after Yoon won the March 9 presidential election. [...]

More than 50 pct of S. Koreans Oppose Pardoning Ex-President Lee: Poll

More than 50 pct of S. Koreans Oppose Pardoning Ex-President Lee: Poll

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Koreans oppose granting a pardon to former President Lee Myung-bak, a poll showed Monday, amid rising speculation outgoing President Moon Jae-in may use his clemency powers to set Lee free before he leaves office. The Korea Society Opinion Institute survey of 1,012 adults, conducted [...]

Yoon to Commute to Office from Private Home While Official Residence is Renovated

Yoon to Commute to Office from Private Home While Official Residence is Renovated

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol expected to commute to the new presidential office in central Seoul from his private home for about a month after his inauguration while his official residence is renovated, officials said Sunday. Yoon has decided to remodel what is now the foreign minister’s residence into his official [...]

Bipolarization of S. Korean Politics Reaches U.S. Capitol Riot Levels: Report

Bipolarization of S. Korean Politics Reaches U.S. Capitol Riot Levels: Report

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The perception gap between supporters of conservative and democratic parties about the performance of the South Korean presidency is growing to dangerous levels that may spark situations similar to the insurrections staged by supporters of Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol last year, a report showed Tuesday. The Korea [...]

Zelenskyy to Deliver Virtual Address to S. Korean Lawmakers

Zelenskyy to Deliver Virtual Address to S. Korean Lawmakers

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual address to South Korean lawmakers next week, the chairman of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee said Monday. Zelenskyy’s speech will be delivered virtually at the National Assembly Library at 5 p.m. on April 11, Rep. Lee Kwang-jae of the ruling Democratic [...]

51.9 pct Oppose Yoon’s Plan to Relocate Presidential Office

51.9 pct Oppose Yoon’s Plan to Relocate Presidential Office

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — About half of South Koreans are against President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to move the presidential office out of Cheong Wa Dae, while some 44 percent support the idea, a poll showed Wednesday. According to the poll of 1,004 adults, conducted by pollster Embrain Public on Sunday and Monday, 51.9 [...]