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Lee In-Jae bids for party leadership

Posted August. 09, 2000 12:01,   


The Democratic Party`s chief advisor Lee In-Jae held a press conference Aug. 8 to publicly announce his intention to run for the party leadership post at the Democratic National Convention.

"I have decided to run for the office in order to effect a nationwide party coherence and to provide a dynamic leadership," Lee, who had been wrestling with the question of running for the office, said.

During his announcement for his bid for office, he also reinforced his advisory circle. Lee appointed a graduate of his high school, the current head spokesperson for the United Liberal Democrats, Kim Yoon-Soo, as his media consultant. In May, Lee appointed the former head of the information and news department of the Christian Broadcasting Co., Han Yong-San, as administrative consultant.

Kim Yoon-Soo, who is a trained journalist, has deep roots with the Democratic Party and will likely be in charge of building ties with the senior members of the party.

In an all-or-nothing race with Rep. Han Hwa-Kap, Lee has been calling for the support of the convention members at a rate of 100 calls a day.