People’s Power Presidential Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon delivers congratulatory speeches at the MBN 10th Anniversary and 27th Anniversary National Report Contest held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 23rd. Parliamentary photojournalists
Regarding the condolences to Chun Doo-hwan, who died on the 23rd, Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for People’s Strength, said, “I should go because I am the former president.” It is expected that he will find a burial place soon as he has announced his position to pay tribute.
Candidate Yoon answered a reporter’s question about a plan for condolences after lunch with party officials at a restaurant in Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul this morning.
Candidate Yoon said, “I express my condolences and words of condolences to the bereaved family and the deceased.” When asked about the question that Chun died without a proper apology for the May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement, Candidate Yun declined to comment, saying, “I think it is not timely to relate a political story because he is dead and in mourning.” As for whether or not to head the state, he answered at the basic level, saying, “Isn’t the government going to take into consideration the will of the bereaved family and the sentiments of the people comprehensively?”
Earlier, on the 19th of last month, Candidate Yoon became controversial when he said, “There are some things that President Chun Doo-hwan did wrong except for the military coup and the May 18th (Gwangju Democratization Movement), but there are many people who say that he was really good at politics.” . His remarks were criticized for being open to interpretation as remarks in support of the new military administration, Chun Doo-hwan.
Jeon died at his home in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul at around 8:45 a.m. that day. Chun’s body will be transferred to Yonsei University Severance Hospital in Seoul. Chun is responsible for the bloody suppression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. On May 18, 1980, Chun bloody suppressed the Gwangju Democratization Movement. After leaving office, he was sentenced to life in prison on charges of civil strife and murder, but was released in December 1997 with a special amnesty.