South Korea’s ruling party elected former prime minister of the China-Japan faction as new representative August 29 at 8:59 p.m.
The ruling party, which supports South Korea’s Moon Jae-in government, held a party conference on September 29 to elected former Prime Minister Lee Na-kyung, known as the Chi-Nik faction, as its new representative. With Mr. Lee, a non-mainstream faction, looking ahead to next year’s presidential election, the question will be how far he can put the party together.
South Korea’s reforming ruling party, the Democratic Party of Korea, held a party conference in Seoul this afternoon.
Under the influence of the new coronavirus, President Moon Jae-in, who sent a video message to the event online this time, called for “the party must become one and take the leading in overcoming the crisis.”
At the party conference, Lee Na-kyung, who served as prime minister for about two years and seven months, was elected as the new representative until January.
Lee, speaking from his home over the Internet, said, “I feel a heavy responsibility. We can always overcome this national disaster,” he said, stressing the idea of doing our best to counter viruses and the economy.
Lee, who is known in South Korea’s political world as a member of the People’s Republic of Korea, is ranked high in opinion polls as the right person for the next president, but it is a challenge to solidify the foundation because he is a non-mainstream faction in the party.
In addition, the term of office of the representative is two years, but according to party rules, if you want to run for the presidential election again next year, you must leave the representative by March next year, one year before the vote.
For this reason, the question will be how far Mr. Lee will be able to put together the party in an eye to the presidential election.