Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung talks with attendees at the ‘Mazayo Talk with Korean Aerospace Researchers’ held on the 14th in the Mata Bus (weekly bus) parked in the Korea Aerospace Industries parking lot in Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. are doing yunhap news
Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung’s three-day campaign for people’s livelihoods in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam, which ran until the 14th, is summarized in winning the votes of ‘young people and women’. Candidate Lee defended the quota system for women on the 13th, saying, “Men benefit from civil service exams.” It seems to be evolving when faced with criticism for sharing an article on ‘anti-feminism’ recently. On the 14th, he said, “The vicious cycle is repeated, where the younger generation are driven to the metropolitan area because they find it difficult to get opportunities in the provinces.” It is interpreted as a move that reflects a sense of crisis that the votes of the 2030 generation, who hold the key to winning the presidential election, should not be lost to the opposition candidates.
On the 13th, the second day of his visit to Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam, Candidate Lee held a ‘people’s association’ with four local youth in the Mata Bus (weekly Minsaeng bus) where the studio was set up. Regarding the quota system for women at this meeting, he said, “Man in his 20s is saying that he has suffered from the quota system and wants to abolish it.
He continued, “Who actually benefits from the fact that the specific gender does not drop below 30%? Candidate Lee also said in a conversation with Ulsan youth on the 12th, “Women are being harmed too much when looking at the entire lives of men and women.”
This is interpreted as a move conscious of the criticism that candidate Lee focused on gaining the votes of men in the 2030s and neglecting the votes of women in the same generation. Candidate Lee proposed on the social networking service (SNS) on the 9th that the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family should be reorganized into the ‘Ministry of Equality and Family’. I did,” he shared with lawmakers. Because of this, critics arose that it caused a backlash from women in their 20s and 30s, who already had weak support.
Candidate Lee had an unexpected phone call with his wife Kim Hye-kyung, who recently suffered a fall at home, at an event with a prospective couple held at Okgye Beach Auto Campground in Geoje-si, Gyeongnam on the 13th. He said, “There are rumors that it was because I hit him (my wife was injured), but it’s absurd,” he said.
In a phone call, Kim said, “I fainted for a while (at the time of the fall), but the moment I opened my eyes, my husband was crying, ‘This person’. It was very touching,” he recalled. On the 14th, the Democratic Party released a transcript of what Lee reported to the 119 Safety Report Center at the time of the accident. Although a photo of Kim was transferred to an ambulance on the 12th, speculation continued, and further evolution began.
Candidate Lee had a quiz event with researchers in their 20s and 30s from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) on the 14th in Matabus. It was an event with the concept of hitting with a hammer if the researchers did not solve the problem. Candidate Lee was hit with a hammer because he couldn’t answer the questions about the ‘Speed of the Artificial Satellite’ or the animation ‘Baby Dinosaur Dooly’.
Candidate Lee met with reporters at the Korea Aerospace Industry and said, “The alienation of the provinces is more serious than expected.” He said, “The vicious cycle is repeated, where the younger generation is driven to the metropolitan area because they find it difficult to get opportunities in the provinces.” He added, “I think that not only the youth issue but also the balanced national development issue is an important task.”
Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung takes notes on the remarks of union chairman Shin Sang-gi during a town hall meeting of the Daewoo Shipyard’s union and citizen countermeasures committee in front of the main gate of the Daewoo Shipyard in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do, on the 14th. yunhap news
Candidate Lee met with the management of Daewoo Shipyard in the morning of the same day and said, “We need to stop worrying about the loss of jobs due to massive restructuring of workers,” about Hyundai Heavy Industries’ takeover and merger with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. Candidate Lee said, “I hope the Democratic Party will pay attention to the direction of strengthening the government oversight body or clarifying the (related matters) in the negotiation conditions to prevent concerns that subcontractors will be neglected (through mergers and acquisitions).” Candidate Lee said during a meeting with the Daewoo Shipyard’s labor union and citizen countermeasure committee, “I will pay special attention to the issue of restructuring that workers are worried about.”