How former ruling party leader plans to disrupt South Korea’s upcoming elections
Amid internal strife in major parties, Lee Jun-seok’s political maneuvering could reshape the 2024 election landscape
South Korea’s parliamentary elections, set for April 2024, present a unique political conundrum. A new, potentially disruptive factor emerges amid a backdrop of leadership challenges within the country’s major political parties: former People Power Party (PPP) leader Lee Jun-seok.
The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) continues to grapple with Lee Jae-myung’s contentious leadership. His tenure, marred by scandals during and since his unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2022, continues to cast a shadow over his role as party leader.
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