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Power structure vs. S-N confederation

Posted July. 12, 2000 19:34,   


High-ranking Chong Wa Dae officials said July 12 that the change in political structure in the South will not affect the proposed inter-Korean federation of confederation.

In reference to the constitutional revision question, the officials said that the South`s power structure gives no influence in pursuing the confederation, whether it be the parliamentary cabinet system or presidential and vice presidential form of government. They argued that the inter-Korean federation, regardless of the each power

structures, can take forms of the Russian confederation of the independent states or the

Great Britain`s Commonwealth system. And they disclosed a plan to create a federation of two states and two systems through the operation of a joint cabinet and parliament with the participation of equal number of cabinet and parliamentary members.

Nonetheless, President Kim said that prospects are not bright for the constitutional amendment, citing that the main opposition GNP is opposed to the cabinet system,

while the United Liberal Democrats are not agreeable with the installation of a vice presidency. The president stated that this year the government will devote to lay a foundation for reform and then the constitutional revision issue could be seriously discussed.