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Assembly opens hall of records on constitutional history

Assembly opens hall of records on constitutional history

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Published : 2013-12-09 19:25
Updated : 2013-12-09 19:25

National Assembly secretary-general Chung Jin-suk speaks in an opening ceremony of a hall of records on Korea’s 65-year constitutional history in the National Assembly Memorial Hall in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap News)
The National Assembly opened a hall of records for Korea’s 65-year constitutional history on Monday.

It also raised the curtain for a separate exhibition of historic materials on the Constituent Assembly.

The records hall is set up in the National Assembly Memorial Hall, which doubles as a visitor center. It features records on lawmakers elected many times, lawmakers from the same family and more.

The exhibition held in the Memorial Hall showcases past news reports on the activities of constituent assembly legislators and historic materials in the assembly’s possession.

“I hope that the hall of records will serve as a hall of fame to make current politicians rethink politics and as an inspiration for future politicians to grow their dreams,” said Chung Jin-suk, secretary-general of the National Assembly.

The assembly will set up a sculpture in front of its main hall as part of efforts to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Constituent Assembly. Korea held the first-ever session of the National Assembly on May 31, 1948.

By Chun Sung-woo (swchun@heraldcorp.com)

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