Leaders of the Democratic Party of Korea and active members gathered at the pre-voting campaign site for the Gangseo-gu mayor by-election on October 11 and shouted for judgment on the Yoon Seok-yeol government.
Representative Lee Jae-myung was originally scheduled to attend the campaign that day, but it was suddenly canceled due to health reasons. Despite Representative Lee’s absence, criticism of Representative Lee’s prosecution investigation erupted at the site, not only on Gangseo-gu pending issues, but also on the failed election of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the controversy over Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon’s poor personnel verification, and the prosecution’s investigation into Representative Lee.
At around 1:30 p.m. on the 7th, the last day of early voting, Democratic Party supporters could easily be found at Magok Square in Gangseo-gu, Seoul even before the campaign began. They gathered in groups of twos and threes wearing blue and navy-colored tops, hats, scarves, and masks. In their hands were pickets that read, ‘Condemn Yoon Seok-yeol’s regime,’ ‘ Waste of 4 billion taxpayers’ money, let’s judge by voting,’ and ‘Change of regime starting from Gangseo.’
At around 2 p.m., Jin Kyo-hoon, the Democratic Party’s candidate for Gangseo-gu mayor, arrived at the campaign site with party leaders, including floor leader Hong Ik-pyo, top members Jeong Cheong-rae and Seo Young-kyo, and secretary-general Cho Jung-sik, and supporters erupted in cheers. Candidate Jin responded by shaking hands and hugging supporters who were shouting his name.
In addition to Representatives Han Jeong-ae, Jin Seong-jun, and Kang Seon-woo, whose constituencies are Gangseo-gu, Democratic Party members including Jin Seon-mi, Im Oh-kyung, Han Byeong-do, Lee Hae-sik, Seol Hoon, and Han Jun-ho pledged victory by holding hands and raising them. In response, supporters clapped their hands and chanted, “What is this candidate who says ‘ 4 billion people are cute’?”
Floor leader Hong Ik-pyo, who climbed into the campaign vehicle holding Candidate Jin’s hand, said, “Would it be okay for a candidate who is just a wanderer and doesn’t know where Gangseo-gu is, and who showed up because the President and the ruling party told him (to run in the election) to get elected?” It was directly affected by the controversy over residence. It was pointed out that Candidate Kim owns two apartments, one each in Bundang, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, and one in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, but lives in a leased house in Gangseo-gu (Related article: July 1, 2022, where was Kim Tae-woo’s ‘house’? https ://omn.kr /25vou) .
Floor leader Hong said, “Candidate Jin has lived purely as a son of the common people in Gangseo for 19 years, and is well aware of the joys and sorrows of the Gangseo common people, regional redevelopment and reconstruction, height limit regulations, and job and education issues.” He added, “Candidate Jin has a sense of ownership in Gangseo-gu. “Aren’t people good at it?” he shouted. He then praised Candidate Jin, saying, “As the deputy chief of the National Police Agency, he was in charge of the daily life of the police, the largest administrative organization. He worked in the police force for 33 years and never had any personnel problems or was involved in corruption.” He then said, “A candidate like this should be elected.” raised it.
Floor leader Hong defined President Yoon Seok-yeol’s state administration as “one year and five months of incompetence and self-righteousness” and issued a warning, saying, “If we do not change the current arrogant stance and continue with self-righteousness, our party is ready to face anything.” .
At the same time, he said, “The president should not send a bad candidate like Supreme Court Chief Justice Lee Kyun-yong, who was rejected as unqualified, and forcibly request appointment after poor verification. Instead, send a proper worker and judge who can work for the people.” He added, “Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, who was approved by the majority of the National Assembly. “Accept the dismissal proposal and apologize to the opposition party and the public for the overall state affairs,” he urged.
Supreme Council member Jeong Cheong-rae, who went up to the podium, said, “If Candidate Jin Kyo-hoon wins in this Gangseo-gu Office by-election, Representative Lee Jae-myeong will also win and protect him,” and appealed, “Isn’t Candidate Jin the candidate that Representative Lee personally discovered and nominated? Please help Candidate Jin.” .
Supreme Council member Seo Young-kyo said, “President Yoon Seok-yeol, who won (in the presidential election) by a mere 0.74% point, tried to kill Representative Lee Jae-myung and the opposition party. But didn’t토토사이트 you protect Representative Lee, democracy, the Democratic Party and the people?” “Let’s make our victory our victory,” he argued.
“Please make me a worker who serves the citizens with a humble attitude.”
Candidate Jin Kyo-hoon, who took the microphone last, said, “I will use this burden and responsibility, which feels enormous, as an opportunity to restore democracy and the people’s livelihood.” He added, “I am a good worker and trustworthy person, and a friendly neighbor and neighbor who has lived in Gangseo for 19 years.” “If you want, please select Jin Kyo-hoon,” he said.
Candidate Jin said, “After the announcement of the Magok Comprehensive Plan in 2005, Magok, where Magoknaru Station and the Seoul Botanical Garden are located, has become a dire situation. The budget of Gangseo-gu Office, which was KRW 620 billion in 2016, has now become KRW 1.2 trillion after 7 years.” “Who led the development and growth of Gangseo is the Democratic Party,” he argued.
He said, “When I go on street campaigns in markets and alleys, many people give me support and encouragement. I think this is due to anger beyond judgment about the incompetence and dictatorship of the Yoon Seok-yeol government.” “I will become a worker who works in harmony,” he pledged.
Meanwhile, according to the National Election Commission, 113,313 out of 500,603 voters participated in the two-day early voting on the 6th and 7th, resulting in a final early voting rate of 22.64%. This is the highest figure not only for by-elections in history but also for local election advance voting. The main voting will be held on the 11th (Wednesday) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.