GNP Takes Strong Stance Against NCNPThe opposition Grand National Party (GNP) did not participate in the opening ceremony of the regular National Assembly session and the political standoff against the ruling National Congress for New Politics (NCNP) is becoming stronger. In protesting against the current summons from the prosecutors related to corruption charges, the GNP has decided to face the administration's hard liners.
Meanwhile Chong Wa Dae (the Blue House) said that they are ready to accept the opposition's suggestion on organizing a committee to investigate last year's presidential election sludge fund. The GNP will hold a meeting of its national committee, invite 15 hundred delegates, and appoint a vice party president while reorganizing party regulations and rules.
NCNP's spokesperson Chung Dong Young said on September 10, 'If Lee Hoi Chang, president of GNP, is clear of suspicions regarding political funds used during last year's presidential election, he should comply with the prosecutor's summons.'
Instead, on the offensive, Lee has asked for a special prosecutor to investigate the source of both parties' political funding and warned that President Kim Dae Jung's recent 'dictating attitude' would bring tragic results for Korea's future.
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