Lee Jae-myung overwhelmingly wins 1st round of voting to elect new DP leadership

Lee Jae-myung overwhelmingly wins 1st round of voting to elect new DP leadership

Rep. Lee Jae-myung running for the main opposition Democratic Party chairmanship, speaks during a joint candidate speech session in the southeastern city of Daegu on Aug. 6, ahead of the Aug. 28 national convention. Yonhap

Lee Jae-myung, a former presidential candidate for the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won a landslide victory in the first round of regional polls to elect the party’s new leader on Saturday. rice field.

Lee received 74.81% of the vote in a poll conducted in northeastern Gangwon Province, southeastern Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province.

Park Yong Jin followed with 20.31% and Kang Heung Sik with 4.88%. The count is derived from votes obtained by his DP members who pay party dues. At the Diet session on August 28, the new party leader will be selected based on the vote results of delegates and general members of the Democratic Party, as well as public opinion polls.

Candidates running in the Leadership Race must go through 15 regional voting rounds, including Saturday’s session.
He told reporters in Daegu, “I’m grateful for the support, which was more than I expected.” “I have a lot of plans, so I will do my best,” he said.

The votes will be held on Sunday in Incheon, a port city on southern and western Jeju Island.
of his eight others enter another race to join the Supreme Council. The next chairman and members of the
Leadership Council will be elected at the National Assembly meeting in Seoul on August 28th. (union)

Credit/Source : KOREATIMES

 

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