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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 [...]

About 280,000 Sign Online Petition to Oppose Relocation of Presidential Office

About 280,000 Sign Online Petition to Oppose Relocation of Presidential Office

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — About 280,000 people have signed an online petition on Cheong Wa Dae’s website to oppose President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s plan to relocate the presidential office, according to the website Monday. The petition, posted Thursday, has garnered 279,581 signatures as of Monday morning. The government is obliged to reply when more [...]

About 53 pct of Respondents Expect President-elect Yoon to Do Good Job on State Affairs

About 53 pct of Respondents Expect President-elect Yoon to Do Good Job on State Affairs

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of South Koreans expect President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol to do well on state affairs, a survey showed Monday. According to the survey of 1,018 adults conducted by Realmeter last Thursday and Friday, 52.7 percent of respondents expect Yoon to do a good job on state affairs. In [...]

Yoon Not to Consider Gender Quotas, Regional Distribution in Personnel Appointments

Yoon Not to Consider Gender Quotas, Regional Distribution in Personnel Appointments

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has decided to make personnel appointments based fully on merit without considering quotas for women and regional distribution, officials said Sunday, as he prepares to announce his staff for the presidential transition committee. “President-elect Yoon will never make appointments for show,” an aide said. The official [...]

This Year’s Presidential Election Set Plethora of New Records

This Year’s Presidential Election Set Plethora of New Records

SEOUL, March. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The presidential election won by main opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol set a variety of new records. First off, the conservative candidate won the election by the smallest number of votes against the progressive contender. Varying results from a number of public opinion surveys prevented election authorities from choosing the [...]