The National Election Commission announced on the 12th that it had filed a complaint with the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office against two people, including the Vice Minister of Gender Election and Family, on charges of preparing and providing data to be used in developing the presidential campaign promises of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (violation of the Public Official Election Act).
According to the National Election Commission, Mr. A, a public official from the Ministry of Recreation, received a request from the Democratic Party Policy Researcher for data to be used for the election pledge, requested each office and bureau within his institution to draft a policy pledge, organized a meeting, and sent it to the policy researcher. is being accused of
The Election Commission explained that Mr. B, who was also accused of this, was charged with overseeing related affairs, such as presiding over a meeting on the policy promises gathered in this way. The National Election Commission did not disclose his real name, but Mr. B appears to be Deputy Minister Kim Kyung-sun.
Earlier, at a press conference at the National Assembly on the 28th of last month, Rep. Ha Tae-kyung of the People’s Power said, “We have secured decisive evidence that the Ministry of Leisure has promoted the development of the Democratic Party’s pledge.” There are instructions,” he said.
After Ha’s allegations were raised, the National Election Commission launched its own investigation, and this time made a decision to file a complaint. The National Election Commission requested an investigation into Park Jin-gyu, the first Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, who was publicly rebuked by President Moon Jae-in for ordering the discovery of presidential promises.
This accusation by the National Election Commission has a higher intensity than the investigation request, and is considered a fairly unusual measure. For this reason, there are observations that some of the allegations of officials in the leisure department have not been confirmed in the National Election Commission’s own investigation.
The National Election Commission (NEC) said, “It defines public officials’ participation in elections as a serious election crime that shakes the fundamentals of the election order. We will take strict action,” he said.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Leisure and leisure released an explanatory material on the same day, saying, “The Election Commission investigation faithfully explained that there was no violation of the Election Act as the meeting that became the issue of election neutrality was a meeting to develop mid- to long-term policy tasks. We will actively cooperate to make it happen.”
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