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Party Conflict

Posted February. 06, 2006 03:45,   


Korea’s ruling and opposition parties were at odds yesterday over National Assembly confirmation hearings for five cabinet posts and upcoming national police chief appointment hearings. Noh Woong-rae, vice floor leader and Uri Party spokesman (left) said a briefing at Uri Party headquarters in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul that the party would take a firm stance against any ad hominem statements or other politically motivated moves by the opposition party. Song Young-sun from the Grand National Party said at the party’s headquarters in Gangseo-gu that “Lee Jong-seok’s nomination for unification minister should be withdrawn because as former deputy chief of the National Security Council (NSC), he caused confusion in the country’s foreign affairs and security policies.”