President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday faced outraged lawmakers from the main opposition party during his budget speech at the National Assembly, who fiercely objected to the Presidential Security Service frisking their floor leader.
Seoul’s Ministry of National Defense on Monday slammed an opposition lawmaker for leaking military intelligence pertaining to the North Korean killing of a South Korean fisheries official found at sea last month.
The floor leader of the main opposition party said Wednesday he will end a nine-day, self-imposed exile and return to the National Assembly to fight the “tyranny” of the Moon Jae-in administration and the ruling party.
As opposition lawmakers continue their boycott of the Democratic Party-controlled National Assembly, talks resumed Monday to resolve the issue of who will chair a dozen legislative committees, but failed to make progress.
President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands with Rep. Joo Ho-young, floor leader of the main opposition United Future Party, right, before their luncheon meeting at the Blue House on Thursday. Rep. Kim Tae-nyeon, floor leader of the ruling Democratic
President Moon Jae-in will invite the incoming floor leaders of the two largest parties to a luncheon at the Blue House on Thursday, presidential aides said Sunday.
The main opposition United Future Party (UFP) on Friday elected Rep. Joo Ho-young as its new floor leader for the upcoming National Assembly.