Jae-myung Lee attends a workshop under pressure to not run for office… “I will work hard as a beginner”


The Democratic Party of Korea held a workshop attended by all lawmakers at a resort in Yesan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do on the 23rd and 24th and started to find a full-fledged party innovation plan. The event, which was prepared with the purpose of analyzing the causes of the catastrophic defeat in the last presidential and local elections and devising a reform plan, was attended by 146 party lawmakers and continued a ‘problem discussion’ for two days and one night. In particular, while pro-mun (pro-Moon Jae-in) lawmaker Jeon Hae-cheol declared not to run at the August National Convention and began to pressure Rep. Lee Jae-myung not to run in earnest, Lee, who broke the ‘secrecy’ of the past and attended the event It drew attention as it was tied into a discussion group such as that.

Before the workshop began, the party leadership repeatedly asked for various ideas for party renewal. “We have prepared a workshop to overcome the aftereffects of successive election defeats and move forward again,” said Woo Sang-ho, chairman of the emergency response committee, in his remarks on the same day. said As if conscious of the factional conflict within the party over running for the recent national convention, he also said, “Please don’t be offended by talking about something different from your own, and have a deeper discussion with more camaraderie.”

Floor leader Park Hong-geun ordered a ‘strong and capable opposition party’ and launched an offensive against the ruling party. “People’s livelihood worries are increasing due to the economic crisis, but the Yun Seok-yeol administration and the ruling party are putting their hands on livelihood issues and endangering state affairs with political retaliation and new color theory, driving the people to the brink,” said floor leader Park. “Our task is clear. With a desperate determination, it is to throw away what is wrong and to take on the unlimited responsibility to protect the lives of the people by renewing it.” Prior to the overall discussion, the first- and re-elected members’ groups and Better Future, the largest gathering of members within the party, shared the election evaluation sessions they had conducted so far. Spokesperson Shin Hyun-young said in an interim briefing, “The Mincho, a first-time election meeting, expressed an opinion that the process of appointing former representative Song Young-gil and Lee as candidates for the local elections and the by-elections for the National Assembly was appropriate.”

Prior to that day’s debate, the Democratic Party divided lawmakers into 15 groups by lot, and Rep. Lee and Hong, who are considered to be the “opposers” of the national convention, coincidentally were assigned to the same “group 14”. Among them, lawmakers Lee Jang-seop, Park Kwang-on, Eogu-gu, Heo Young, and Hong Seong-guk of pro-moon and pro-Nak ties, Ko Yong-jin and Song Gap-seok, who are classified as non-elementary (non-Lee Jae-myung), and Kim Eui-gyeom of the ‘Like Association’ were selected together. Rep. Heo met with reporters during the workshop and said, “I have to say what I have to say (in the group discussion),” and suggested the possibility of pressuring not to run in front of Rep. Lee.

Before the discussion at the workshop on that day, Rep. Lee made a belated speech of election in front of all the lawmakers, saying, “I will do my best as a first-timer.” On this day, supporters of lawmaker Lee gathered outside the workshop and shouted “Fighting Lee Jae-myung”. An opposition official said, “Rep. Lee’s challenge to the party has been taking place so far,” he said.

Budget = Reporter Dong-Jun Huh [email protected]


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