Party for Democracy and Peace

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Party for Democracy and Peace
민주평화당
Minjupyeonghwadang
Leader Cho Bae-sook[1]
Floor leader Jang Byung-wan
Secretary General Jung In-hwa
Chairman of the Policy Planning Committee Hwang Ju-hong
Founded 6 February 2018 (2018-02-06)[2] (de facto)
7 February 2018 (2018-02-07)[3] (de jure)
Split from People's Party[2]
Ideology Liberalism[4]
Pacifism
Centrism[5]
Political position Centre to centre-left
Parliamentary group Peace and Justice
Seats in the National Assembly
14 / 300
Metropolitan mayor and Gubernatorial
0 / 17
Municipal Mayors
5 / 226
Seats within local government
51 / 3,751
Website
peaceparty.co.kr
Party for Democracy and Peace
Hangul 민주평화당
Hanja 民主平和黨
Revised Romanization Minjupyeonghwadang
McCune–Reischauer Minjup'yŏnghwadang
Headquarters of
Party for Democracy and Peace

The Party for Democracy and Peace (Korean: 민주평화당) is a liberal[2] political party in South Korea.

History

The party was founded by People's Party dissidents who were in a faction that was closely associated with late former President Kim Dae-jung.[6]

Plans for the new party came about following a decision by People's Party leader Ahn Cheol-soo and Bareun Party leader Yoo Seong-min to merge their respective parties in January 2018 that would go onto form the Bareunmirae Party.[7] The initial announcement was called "hasty" for being presented before votes were cast among each respective parties' members.[7] This plan for merging the centrist People's Party with the center-right Bareun Party faced opposition within the People's Party, especially with lawmakers from North and South Jeolla which noted to be liberal-leaning provinces.[7]

On 28 January, sixteen lawmakers from the People's Party, including former floor leader and party leader Park Jie-won as well as Chung Dong-young announced their plans to form what is now the Party for Democracy and Peace.[6]

On 31 March, the party confirmed that it would form a parliamentary group with the Justice Party called the Lawmakers for Peace and Justice.[8] The parliamentary group was officially registered on 2 April. [9]

Local elections

Election Metropolitan mayor/Governor Provincial legislature Municipal mayor Municipal legislature Election leader
2018
0 / 17
3 / 824
5 / 226
48 / 2,927
Cho Bae-sook

See also

References

  1. ^ "15 Defectors from People's Party Create Their Own Party". KBS World Radio. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Jo, He-rim (6 February 2018). "People's Party defectors launch new liberal party". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "정당등록현황". National Election Commission. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  4. ^ "(LEAD) Defectors from People's Party create new liberal party". Yonhap. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "민주평화당發 '민평-정의 공동교섭단체론'…순항할까". Naver. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Jo, He-rim (28 January 2018). "People's Party dissenters establish preparation committee for new party". The Korea Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  7. ^ a b c Choi, Ha-young (18 January 2018). "Two minor parties declare merger". The Korea Times. Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  8. ^ http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=100&oid=421&aid=0003290186
  9. ^ http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=100&oid=421&aid=0003290186
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