South Korea’s Opposition Dominates Parliamentary Elections

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Published on April 11, 2024 - Duration: 01:31s

South Korea’s Opposition Dominates Parliamentary Elections

South Korea’s Opposition , Dominates Parliamentary Elections.

South Korea's Democratic Party won "175 seats in the 300-member single-chamber parliament" on April 10, NPR reports.

The ruling right-wing People Power Party became a smaller minority with only 108 seats.

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The outcome is considered to be a blow to conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol.

The country's prime minister and other presidential officials offered to resign after the crushing defeat.

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The country's prime minister and other presidential officials offered to resign after the crushing defeat.

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I apologize to the people on behalf of our party, which wasn’t good enough to win the people’s choices, Han Dong-hoon, People Power Party leader, via statement.

While Yoon said that he intends to "humbly uphold" the will of the people as indicated by the election results, .

It is not known if he will accept his staff's offers to resign.

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Lee Jae-myung, the Democratic Party leader who is considering running for president again, .

Said there is a need for both parties to "pull together" to "resolve economic and public livelihood problems.".

The results of the parliamentary elections are not the victory by the Democratic Party, but the great victory by our people, Lee Jae-myung, the Democratic Party leader.

Now, the elections are over.

Both the ruling and opposition political parties must pull together all their strength to resolve economic and public livelihood problems, Lee Jae-myung, the Democratic Party leader.

According to the National Election Commission, voter turnout reached its highest level in over three decades for a parliamentary election, NPR reports.


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Lee Jae-myung

South Korean politician (born 1964)


People Power Party (South Korea)

Conservative political party in South Korea

Han Dong-hoon

Minister of Justice of South Korea since 2022

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