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Democratic United Party to officially launch on Sunday

Posted September. 17, 2014 03:40,   


Political party with name "Democratic United Party" will officially launch on Sunday. Amid the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, which had dropped its original name Democratic Untied Party, being rumored to be split with floor leader Park Young-sun yet to decide her position, the new party has emerged.

The new party preparation committee said Tuesday it has completed composition of five city and provincial parties, which is a condition for creating a party as stipulated by the National Election Commission. It was led by committee chief Kang Shin-sung. The party`s inauguration ceremony will be held on Sunday. Former Democratic United Party lawmaker Kim Min-suk will join as the inauguration advisory member.

Kang had participated as promoter for the New Millennium Democratic Party that was launched in 2000, and has been a long time member of the Democratic United Party. He is also chairman of both Jungwon Industrial Development and Korea Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation.

A day after the Democratic United Party breakup application was submitted to the National Election Commission after the Democratic United Party and Ahn Cheol Soo-`s new party merged at the end of March this year, the inauguration preparation committee organization application was submitted to the commission. The same day, two applications were submitted and via a draw the right to use the name was granted. A source of the inauguration preparation committee said, "We will succeed the tradition of the Democratic United Party including its centrist reform."