In a shameful development, prosecutors have kicked off an investigation of Yoon Mee-hyang, a lawmaker-elect from the Citizen Party, a satellite party of the ruling Democratic Party, and former head of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance...
The two largest parties are taking steps to merge with their satellite offshoots to bring in proportional lawmakers elected through the April 15 general elections.
The controversy surrounding Yoon Mee-hyang, a lawmaker-elect and former head of a civic group dedicated to supporting victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, is drawing comparisons to the Cho Kuk scandal which also divided political blocs.
The ruling party on Thursday elected Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon, a political ally of President Moon Jae-in and current Chairman Lee Hae-chan, as its floor leader for the upcoming National Assembly.
The Democratic Party (DP) and its satellite offshoot Citizen Party (CP) filed a criminal complaint to the prosecution on Wednesday to investigate Yang Jung-suk, a proportional lawmaker-elect recently expelled by the CP.