TE24 International Desk:
South Korea’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in local elections for leaders of major cities and provinces, official results showed on Thursday (June 2nd), giving newly elected President Eun Sook-eol a significant boost.
An acknowledged enemy of women’s activist and political amateur, Yoon won the March official political race by just 0.7 percent – the tightest edge ever – and faces a resistance controlled National Assembly that has promised to investigate his strategies intently.
Be that as it may, Yoon’s People Power Party won 12 of the 17 significant posts available to all in races hung on Wednesday for chairmen and commonplace lead representatives, including the capital Seoul and the nation’s second biggest city, Busan. The PPP’s ongoing Seoul city chairman, Oh Se-hoon, was reappointed with 59% of the vote, while the PPP’s Park Heong-joon was reappointed chairman of Busan with 66.4 percent. Yoon said thanks to South Koreans for the “fruitful fulfillment” of the decisions on Thursday. “I need to acknowledge the consequences of this political decision as the desire of individuals to restore the economy and care more for individuals’ vocation,” Kang In-sun, Yoon’s representative, cited him as saying. Public opinion has soured on the resistance Democratic Party’s previous president Moon Jae-in and his organization, which have been faulted at taking off lodging costs in Seoul – up almost 120% during his time in office.
The DP, which took 14 of the mayoral and gubernatorial posts in the last political decision in 2018, just dominated five key races this time, remembering three for its southern fortification, Jeolla. The electing mishap comes as the party battles with inner breaks, provoked to a great extent by rising star and in-between time boss Park Ji-hyun’s call for change following its loss in the official political decision.