People First Party (South Korea)

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People First Party
Leader Sim Dae-pyung
Founded 2005
Dissolved 2008
Merged into Liberty Forward Party
Headquarters Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Ideology Liberal Conservatism
Political position Centre-right
Colours Green
People First Party
Hangul 국민중심당
Hanja 國民中心黨
Revised Romanization Gungmin Jungsim-dang
McCune–Reischauer Kukmin Chungshim-dang

The People First Party (Hangul국민중심당; Hanja國民中心黨; RRGungmin Jungsim-dang; MRKungmin Chungsim-dang), was a political party in South Korea, led by Sim Dae-pyung and Shin Kook-hwan. Its profile was center-right conservative. The party was based in the central provinces of Chungcheong. The group absorbed the small opposition United Liberal Democrats also based in the region. It had five seats in the South Korean parliament.

On February 12, 2008,the People's First Party announced that it was merging with the Liberty Forward Party led by Lee Hoi-chang.[1] Because the new party took the Liberty Forward Party name, the party was essentially dissolved.


  1. ^ Two Small Conservative Parties Merge, The Korea Times, 12 February 2008

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