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Moon announces his plan to resign

Main opposition the Minjoo Party of Korea leader Rep. Moon Jae-in on Tuesday announced he would step down as chairman before the April general election kicks off. He has chaired the post since February last year.

In a New Year press conference, Moon vowed to hand over his power to the election committee headed by Kim Jong-in. He also reiterated that he would forgo his bid for the election and demanded a coalition with other opposition groups, including the People’s Party led by Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo.


The Minjoo Party of Korea`s chairman Rep. Moon Jae-in holds new year press conference at the National Assembly. Yonhap
The Minjoo Party of Korea`s chairman Rep. Moon Jae-in holds new year press conference at the National Assembly. Yonhap

“Despite all the obstacles, I have managed to achieve the party reform. What I haven’t achieved is the party’s unity. In order to unite the party, I believe I have to step down,” Moon said.

Moon also criticized the President Park Geun-hye for worsening the nation’s economy, undermining democratic values and mishandling the two Koreas’ relations.

By Yeo Jun-suk (jasonyeo@heraldcorp.com)
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