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DUP forms pledge action committee

The major opposition Democratic United Party decided to launch a new committee to push forward necessary presidential campaign pledges that have been raised by both former DUP candidate Moon Jae-in and President-elect Park Geun-hye, said Jung Sung-ho, the party’s spokesman, yesterday.

The committee will be headed by the DUP’s former floor leader Kim Jin-pyo.

“We [DUP’s emergency leadership committee] decided to establish a presidential pledge action committee,” Jung said in a briefing yesterday after the DUP’s emergency leadership committee meeting.

“The reason why we decided to do that is that we wanted to come up with a specific and practical road map of realizing campaign pledges brought up by the DUP rather than just remaining as simply pledges. We wanted to review how Park’s campaign pledges are being promoted.”

“We also plan to push forward pledges that have been raised by both the DUP and the Saenuri Party by mutually cooperating with each other,” he said.

The committee will first gather and analyze pledges of mutual concern, particularly surrounding areas of promoting economic democratization, creating jobs and promoting welfare.

“We will actively cooperate on issues, such as promoting economic democratization, peace on the peninsula, job creation and political reform,” said Moon Hee-sang, the DUP’s emergency leader.

“I expect Park to respond actively to the opposition party’s proposal.”

Moon also said it is a critical time for the DUP and if the party is not able to reform within one year, conditions will get even more difficult.

Since the DUP’s Moon Jae-in lost the presidential election in a tight race, the party has launched a new emergency leadership committee headed by Moon Hee-sang and floor leader Park Ki-choon to normalize the party.

By Lee Eun-joo [angie@joongang.co.kr]
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