Seoul residents may get the chance to elect a woman to the mayor's office for the first time, as two women have emerged as frontrunners in the April by-election to fill the vacancy created by Park Won-soon’s suicide.
The process to select the inaugural head of a powerful new corruption investigation agency kicked off Monday as the deadline to recommend candidates expired, with rival parties deadlocked over how to vet the 10 or so contenders for the spot.
Dissident Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl has gained public support as a possible presidential candidate, and he's drawing rebukes from politicians from both sides of the aisle.
The main opposition People Power Party (PPP) recommended two conservative lawyers Im Jeong-hyuk and Lee Hun for its share of two seats on a committee of seven panels reviewing and shortlisting candidates for the inaugurating head...
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.
The ruling party condemned the opposition party’s plan to include a scandal-plagued conservative lawyer on a committee that will recommend the head of a new corruption investigation agency.
The main opposition party said Wednesday it will make a criminal complaint against those involved in the controversial early closure of a nuclear power plant and alleged obstruction of a state investigation of the case.
Keum Tae-sup, a former lawmaker for the ruling Democratic Party (DP), relinquished his party membership Wednesday — quickly emerging as a prime candidate in next year’s Seoul mayoral by-election.
Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl on Sunday denied allegations he was deliberately refraining from investigating opposition politicians caught up in a corruption scandal related to Korea’s largest hedge fund.
The prosecution has indicted a group of lawmakers, including Rep. Kim Hong-gul, the youngest son of late President Kim Dae-jung, on charges of violating election laws during the latest general elections.