Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung and People’s Strength presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol attend and have a conversation prior to the start of a meeting to propose the National Assembly’s special bill for the balanced national development held at the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul on the 28th. ./ National Assembly Photo Correspondents
The negative battle between the ruling and opposition parties is intensifying at the watershed in the presidential candidate approval ratings at the end of the year. As People’s Strength candidate Yoon Seok-yeol intensified his offensive by accusing the Moon Jae-in administration and Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung, Lee and the Democratic Party also counterattacked, saying that they were “nonsense that divides national opinion.” It is at a time when the approval ratings are at odds, so the workshops that are risking the life and death of both sides are increasing day by day. Opposition parties are also concerned that the election might turn into a muddy election with only two months left.
Park Seong-joon, spokesman for the Democratic Party’s Election Response Committee, said at a briefing on the same day, “Last October, after Yoon’s ‘remarks to defend Chun Doo-hwan’, he mocked the public with a photo of ‘dog apology’ and pretended to apologize. He said, “I admired the dictatorship,” he said. Lee Yong-bin, a spokesperson for the election committee, also said at a briefing, “The presidential candidate brought out remarks such as color theory, praise for dictatorship, and discrimination, which were abandoned long ago by targeting only a shallow vote gathering, far from his policies and vision for the future.” Beyond controversies over the political qualities of unprepared candidates, they are encouraging discrimination and hatred, and instigating conflict.”
When Candidate Yoon visited Daegu and North Gyeongsang (TK) and launched an offensive against the Moon Jae-in administration and candidate Lee Jae-myung, he launched a head-on response. Candidate Yoon said the day before, “These groups who learned about the left-wing revolutionary ideology and North Korea’s Juche ideology and joined the ranks of the pro-democracy movement, living and helping each other as if they were pro-democracy fighters, have been looting the country and the people since the Moon Jae-in regime came into power.” . He continued, “The authoritarian dictatorship surely saved our economy and laid the foundation for industrialization, but what did this government do?
The Democratic Party’s ‘Special Committee on Corruption and Corruption in the Yun Family’ held a press conference on the same day and said, “The prosecution’s sanctuary in relation to the prosecution’s acquittal of Yoon Dae-jin, the head of the planning department of the Judicial Research and Training Institute (Chief Prosecutor), and Yoon Woo-jin, who were suspected of refusing to investigate the former Yongsan Tax Office. wrap,” he criticized. They urged a thorough investigation into Yoon’s spouse Kim Kun-hee and mother-in-law Choi. The Democratic Party also filed a complaint with the prosecution against 66 members of the People’s Power, who said that Lee’s two sons received preferential treatment during the entrance exam process, alleging false information.
Candidate Yoon continued the offensive. Candidate Yoon posted an article on social networking service (SNS) on the same day, defining the high-ranking official’s crime investigation office as an inspector that inquired communication data of him and his spouse Kim and about 70 lawmakers of the People’s Power as an inspection, saying, “Moon Jae, who inspects even the presidential candidates of the opposition party. I will definitely win the struggle for regime change against the powers in power,” he said. Moon Jae-myung is a coined word combining President Moon Jae-in and Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung. He also criticized Kim Jin-wook, head of the Airborne Department in Daegu, saying, “Isn’t it necessary to investigate the arrest right now?
This candidate also responded. Candidate Lee met with reporters after visiting the Special Guard on the 5th West Sea on the same day, saying, “The situation in the country is very difficult and the people are really in pain. If possible, I would be able to say the same thing more comfortably, but it makes me wonder why (Candidate Yoon) is like that.”
The battle between the two sides seems to be getting tougher at the watershed where the approval ratings at the end of the year and the beginning of the year are mixed. It is interpreted as using hard-line remarks and moves for Candidate Yoon to rebound the decline in approval ratings through the rallying of the conservatives. In the judgment that candidate Lee’s approval rating has begun to rise, the perception that “we cannot remain under attack from the opposition” is at work. Above all, given that the approval rating during this period will be an important inflection point in the future presidential election, it is predicted that both the opposition parties will fiercely raise the level of offensive against the other.
The problem is that if such a siege is caused by clashes and is viewed as a mud fight, distrust of the entire presidential election board may increase. It is for this reason that some of the ruling and opposition parties are engaged in a siege, but there are voices calling for a cautious response. During a phone call on the same day, a middle-class lawmaker from the Democratic Party said, “In this presidential election, where there is already a lot of unfavorable feeling toward the two candidates of the ruling and opposition parties, if the siege heats up in an overheated form, we should be wary that it may only lead to political distrust, rather than appeal to the middle class.” said