Creative Korea Party

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Creative Korea Party
창조한국당
創造韓國黨
Changjo Hanguk-dang
Leader Han Myeon-Hee
Founded 14 October 2007 (2007-10-14)
Dissolved 26 April 2012 (2012-04-26)
Headquarters 28-130 Yeongdeungpo-2 dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Ideology Liberalism,
Humanism,
Centrism
Political position Centrist
National affiliation Advancement and Creation Association (2008–2009)
International affiliation None
Colours Pink
Website
ckp.kr
Creative Korea Party
Hangul 창조한국당
Hanja 創造韓國黨
Revised Romanization Changjo Hangukdang
McCune–Reischauer Ch'angjo Han'guktang

Creative Korea Party[1] (Hangul: 창조한국당, Hanja: 創造韓國黨, Abbreviation: CKP, literally Create Korea Party) was a political party of South Korea. It was formed out of the Uri Party and its resulting civil splinter groups, with their leader Moon Kook-hyun, a well-known former business leader who recently started his political career. Their 2007 presidential bid was unsuccessful, however, they gained 3 seats at the 2008 general election on April 9, 2008, including the election of Moon Kook-hyun at Eunpyeong-eul, Seoul district; but lost all of these seats in the subsequent 2012 general election. They were deregistered on 26 April 2012.

Party Platform

  • Creating a new Social Solidarity
  • Establishing a Knowledge and Creativity-based Economy
  • Minimizing military tension of Korean Peninsula
  • Providing 'Productive Welfare'
  • Building a sustainable Social development
  • Funding a Substantial Public and Lifelong Education
  • Respecting Minority Rights
  • Taking responsibility of the Diversity of Cultural References
  • Creating Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Notable members

2007 Election

They held their nominating convention for 2007 presidential election on November 4, 2007. During that event, its leader Moon Kook-hyun was elected with 8,884(94.9%) of the mobile phone vote.[2] As one of the pro-governmental liberal candidates, he and his party suffered the pressure of political simplification from several civil organizational leaders for the entire campaigning period. However, although negotiating with the UNDP politicians a lot, he eventually decided to target voters disappointed with both major parties (the UNDP and GNP) and their candidates(Chung Dong-young and Lee Myung-bak). They hoped to reach somewhat over 10% support, but gained a final result of 1.38 million voters(5.82%) which put them in 4th place. However, they earned more votes than the 10-year-old KDLP's result(3.00%), and gained strong supports (Its average was roughly 8%) from metropolitan city areas, such as Seoul and its suburbs, Incheon, Daejeon, Chuncheon, Jeju,[3] therefore it was judged to be a potential threat to major parties during the 2008 parliamentary election.[4]

2012 election

In the 2012 general election, the party received less than .1% of the constituency votes, and .4% of the national votes for proportional representation. It lost all three seats in the parliament. The party was dissolved as a result (The party needs to obtain at least 2% of the national votes in order for it to remain registered).

See also

References

  1. ^ United States Department of State Factbook
  2. ^ Moon Kook-hyun elected as the presidential candidate of the CKP[permanent dead link](in Korean), Kukinews, Retrieved on November 4, 2007
  3. ^ >%20개표진행상황&TITLEB=개표진행상황&TITIMG=tgm02&RULE=T4 Info-system of the 2007 presidential election(in Korean), the NEC, Retrieved on December 20, 2007
  4. ^ Moon Kook-hyun 'will run again at the 2008 parliamentary election'(in Korean), The Hankyoreh, Retrieved on December 20, 2007
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