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Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Named Presidential Candidate for Ruling Party amid Swirling Corruption Scandal

Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Named Presidential Candidate for Ruling Party amid Swirling Corruption Scandal

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung won the ruling Democratic Party’s nomination for president Sunday, a widely expected victory for a man championing universal basic income and other sweeping welfare programs amid concern a deepening corruption scandal involving a close aide could dog him through the race. The 56-year-old human rights [...]

Ruling Party Kicks Off 41-day Nationwide Primary Voting to Pick Presidential Candidate

Ruling Party Kicks Off 41-day Nationwide Primary Voting to Pick Presidential Candidate

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling Democratic Party (DP) on Tuesday kicked off a 41-day nationwide voting process to choose its final candidate to run in next year’s presidential election, party officials said. The primary election voting on six DP presidential contenders started off on the inaugural leg of the central city of [...]

DP’s Presidential Hopefuls Launch Online Campaign in Metaverse Camp

DP’s Presidential Hopefuls Launch Online Campaign in Metaverse Camp

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Six presidential hopefuls from the ruling Democratic Party (DP) have embarked on a collective online campaign following the opening ceremony of their metaverse camp last week. Metaverse, a combination of meta (meaning beyond) and verse (from universe), refers to a three-dimensional virtual shared world in which all activities can [...]

Ruling Party Lawmaker Under Fire for Leaked Mobile Messenger Screenshot

Ruling Party Lawmaker Under Fire for Leaked Mobile Messenger Screenshot

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A ruling party lawmaker has come under fire for a leaked mobile messenger conversation that opposition lawmakers claimed corroborates the ruling party’s censorship of the press. Press cameras captured a screenshot of a Telegram conversation between Rep. Yoon Young-chan of the Democratic Party (DP) and an unknown person during [...]

Controversy Brewing over Ruling Party’s Renewal of Capital Relocation Plan

Controversy Brewing over Ruling Party’s Renewal of Capital Relocation Plan

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling Democratic Party (DP) has been stepping up efforts to renew a more than decade-old plan to relocate South Korea’s administrative capital to Sejong, south of Seoul, in the face of strong protests from opposition lawmakers. During a party meeting on Thursday, DP floor leader Kim Tae-nyeon expressed [...]

Ruling Party’s Landslide Election Win to Give Boost to President Moon’s Reform Drive

Ruling Party’s Landslide Election Win to Give Boost to President Moon’s Reform Drive

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party’s overwhelming parliamentary election victory is expected to provide fresh momentum to President Moon Jae-in’s policy drive during the remainder of his tenure. In one of the world’s first nationwide elections held amid the coronavirus pandemic, South Koreans awarded a majority of seats to the Democratic Party [...]