Cho Kuk expresses his position on the general election in Busan… He is expected to announce his plans, including whether he will run for office or not.

Cho Kuk expresses his position on the general election in Busan…  He is expected to announce his plans, including whether he will run for office or not.

Cho Kuk: “It will be a spark to end the prosecutorial dictatorship.”

Former Justice Minister Cho Kuk is expected to visit his hometown of Busan on the 13th to reveal his plans regarding participation in the April 10 general election. Attention is focused on whether former Minister Cho will found a new party and announce his intention to run for constituency or proportional representation.

On the afternoon of the 12th, former Minister Cho Kuk answers questions from reporters after visiting the grave of former President Roh Moo-hyun in Bongha Village, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do and paying his respects. Newsis

According to political sources on this day, former Minister Cho plans to visit Busan, stop by Seonsan, greet his late father, and then reveal specific ways to participate in politics in relation to this general election.

An official close to former Minister Cho said, “Former Minister Cho is about to make his final decision,” and explained that they would reveal whether he would run in the general election, including proportional representation and constituencies.

Former Minister Cho has recently expressed his position several times suggesting that he will run in the general elections.

Former Minister Cho said regarding his actions after visiting the gravesite of the late former President Roh Moo-hyun the previous day, “Now, I will become a kindling to bring an early end to the ruthless and incompetent dictatorship of Prosecutor Yoon Seok-yeol and to restore the values ​​of a democratic republic.” “He said.

On the same day, former Minister Cho paid a courtesy visit to former President Moon Jae-in, and reportedly conveyed his will, saying, “If there is no other way, I will dedicate myself to judging the Yoon Seok-yeol regime and winning the general election, even if it is through the creation of a new party.”

In response, former President Moon said, “It would be nice if we could do politics together within the Democratic Party, but if that is difficult, I understand the inevitability of forming a new party,” and added, “We will fill in the gaps in the Democratic Party with what we can do better, including prosecution reform, and support the Democratic Party and the opposition party.” He was reported to have said, “I look forward to a greater victory for the entire group and to be loved by more people.”

Former Minister Cho’s announcement raised the possibility that former Minister Cho could run as a proportional representative after founding a new party or run for office in constituencies such as Busan, his hometown.

A person close to former Minister Cho said, “With the creation of a new party, he has left open the possibility of running for office.”

As former Minister Cho’s creation of a new party appears likely, attention is focused on the possibility of former Minister Cho’s alliance with the Democratic Party, which has declared to maintain the semi-linked proportional representation system that requires satellite parties.

After Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party, declared that it would maintain the semi-united brotherhood system, the Democratic Party announced that it would form an integrated proportional party. Afterwards, he officially proposed the participation of the three progressive political parties and civil society organizations in the National Assembly, including the Green Justice Party, the New Progressive Alliance, and the Progressive Party.

This is why there is a possibility that former Minister Cho’s new party will join the Democratic Party’s pan-opposition integrated proportional party.

However, the Democratic Party is currently blocking the possibility of former Minister Cho joining the proportional party.

Hong Ik-pyo, floor leader of the Democratic Party, said at a press conference the previous day about whether the New Fatherland Party would participate in an integrated proportional political party, saying, “We have not discussed with any political party related to former Minister Cho,” and added, “So far, we are targeting progressive reform forces that have taken the form of a political party.” “He drew a line.

Reporter Park Yoon-hee [email protected]

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