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Opposition Party Lawmakers Move to Repeal Administrative City Law

Opposition Party Lawmakers Move to Repeal Administrative City Law

Posted April. 07, 2005 23:25,   


On April 7, 59 lawmakers from opposition parties including the Grand National Party, the Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), and the United Liberal Democrats (ULD), introduced a bill to repeal the Administrative City Law.

Members of the “Committee Against the Capital’s Partition” of the GNP, including lawmaker Lee Jae-oh, held a press conference at the National Assembly, stating, “A bill for the annulment of the unconstitutional Administrative City law, signed by 57 GNP lawmakers, along with Sohn Bong-suk and Lee In-jae, each members of the MDP and the ULD, has been introduced to the National Assembly.”

The lawmakers also added, “The administrative city law is nothing more than repeat legislation, containing similar principles such as the ‘Act on Special Measures for Construction of a New Administrative Capital,’ which the court found in violation of the constitution last year,” while noting, “This law, which did not go through a national referendum or the regular formalities of introducing a bill, should be invalid.”

On top of this, 91 members of the three opposition parties introduced a resolution demanding a national referendum regarding the moving of government agencies.

Seung-Heon Lee ddr@donga.com