Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for People’s Strength, holds a press conference related to the election campaign at the company’s headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 5th. Parliamentary photojournalists
People’s Strength Presidential Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol said on the 5th about the breakup with Kim Jong-in, general election chairman, “There are people who see it as a breakup, but the election committee organization is too large, so we decided it was right to simplify the decision-making structure and change it to a practical one.” . Candidate Yoon responded to the demand for the resignation of representative Lee Jun-seok from some members of the party, saying, “The issue of where Chairman Lee is located is outside my jurisdiction.” He also said, “I plan to leave everything to the people.” Regarding his spouse Kim Kun-hee, he said, “I don’t think there will be any criminal punishment, so even if I tell you not to worry, as a woman, I keep getting things like this (the investigation), and I do it under great stress.”
– There is a point within the party that the recent sharp drop in approval ratings is influenced by CEO Lee Jun-seok.
“Good results are achieved through the efforts of everyone, and it is something to celebrate and rejoice with, but when the results are not good, it is all my responsibility as a candidate.”
-Hong Jun-pyo suggested the election chairperson, but I know it didn’t work out.
“What you just said is the part I don’t know about the exact arrangement. It is correct to ask for help from the candidates who played together in the primary. As for the specific content, there is a slight difference, so it would be difficult to talk about it.”
-Why did you decide to break up with Chairman Kim Jong-in?
“Some may see it as a breakup, but basically, the organization called the Election Commission was too big. In a mobile, hands-on approach and more proactive participation by the 2030s (there is a need). Even though I wasn’t selected to be our young youth assistants or assistants during the election campaign, there were many times when I heard the stories of the young people working in our camp, and there were many times when I fell on my knees and admired them. So, I decided that it would be right to simplify the decision-making structure and change it to a practical one so that the younger generation can take the initiative in the campaign.”
– Did Chairman Kim express his resignation? The position of Chairman Kim’s ‘postponement’ remarks controversial.
“I saw[Chairman Kim]the other day, and I called again this morning, and I said this to ask for a thank-you call and a lot of advice in the future. I don’t think Chairman Kim’s remarks about acting are bad. Because no matter how high-ranking politicians are, rather than freely speaking their thoughts, at least if you are in a position to challenge the presidential election, no matter how much political experience you have, you must accept and follow the advice from the camp objectively. I don’t think it’s meant to belittle the candidate.”
– Do you have any plans to visit CEO Lee Jun-seok or ask for cooperation?
“I, Chairman Lee, the people, and the party members were elected to change the government. That is, they are in a position where they have received the same orders from the people and party members. I expect that Chairman Lee will do a good job as party representative for the election.”
-If Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung proposes to discuss Daejang-dong, are you willing to accept it?
“I have a feeling that three court discussions are insufficient to verify in front of the public regarding suspicions related to the opponent’s personal details, including the longevity of the other candidate, as well as policies, decisions, and promises as a public figure. In order to ensure an effective discussion, we have instructed the camp staff to initiate consultations on discussions outside of courtroom discussions.”
– Do you plan to unify with Ahn Cheol-soo, candidate of the People’s Party? Do you have any plans to communicate with Candidate Ahn?
“Every choice is made by the people, so I don’t think it’s appropriate for politicians to judge this and that. As I always say, talking about unification like this is an election campaign, but I don’t think it’s right for politics.”
– What about the New Era Preparation Committee?
“Chairman Han-gil Kim has resigned as chairman. The New Era Movement is an organization for people who aspire for a change of government, but who are difficult to contain in the power of the people.
– Do you think that CEO Lee Jun-seok should participate in the election?
“Basically, the fleet headquarters works as a headquarters rather than a committee structure, so you can (and can play a role) as the party representative rather than taking on the position of the fleet headquarters. Because it is a working-level organization, if it is the Election Countermeasures Committee, he can take on the role of the standing chair. Aren’t the election campaigns supposed to have some kind of central election script position?”
– Chairman Kim Jong-in said today that the candidate has no vision, and CEO Lee Jun-seok also said that the candidate’s grand strategy for the election was insufficient.
“About the vision, I think he will give us good words and suggestions in the future.”
– A doctor on the theory of replacement of candidate Yoon.
“I plan to leave everything to the people. If there is something the public thinks is lacking because he was elected as the candidate of the first opposition party, the election campaign is not just a competition to become the highest decision maker in the government, but a process of creating those qualities. I think it is a process of realizing and learning what the people did not know.”
– When is your spouse’s official debut?
“After the national crisis last year, my wife and I have also been under intensive investigation for two years. I am very tired mentally and physically, and in my view, there are situations that require recuperation in some way. From my point of view, I don’t think there will be any criminal punishment, so even if I tell you not to worry, as a woman, I continue to receive these kinds of things, and I do it under great stress. After getting things right, rather than participating in political campaigns during the election campaign, can’t you do something quietly like volunteer work?”
-Some say that the influence of the so-called Yun Hak-gwan may remain.
“They have long since expressed their resignation that they do not want to burden the candidate. Even if I resign, I will work hard for regime change and my election. It is difficult to do the things that people fear when you step down from an official organization. It is practically impossible to make any impact on the election campaign.”
-In the party, there is a lot of public opinion about the resignation of representative Lee Jun-seok, mainly by lawmakers, but do you agree?
“This issue of whereabouts for the representative is outside of my jurisdiction. Many party members and lawmakers see this as a position where they expect President Lee to become more active in the election campaign.”
– Do you keep the promises of recruits such as Shin Ji-ye, senior vice-chairman of the new era, and Lee Su-jeong, co-election chairperson?
“Shin Ji-ye, senior vice-chairman of the new era, resigned, and the title of co-election chairperson disappeared with the dissolution of the election committee. In the future, we plan to have our 2030s and the younger generation actively participate in the election campaign and avoid showing our position by the method of recruiting certain people.”
– The specific structure of the captain.
“The committee, which used to be a decision-making body, is automatically disbanded because the election committee and its sub-headquarters were all dismantled and replaced with a slim and quick-response system centered on the fleet headquarters. Most of the headquarters were reduced to the party and worked under the Election Countermeasures Headquarters. I think the policy headquarters should be maintained separately. It will be operated in a slightly reduced form from the existing policy headquarters.”
– The company’s expressed plan to request the return of the in-house leadership.
“Now that the election is just around the corner, the floor leader is an elected position. My hope and hope is that, although he resigned for the sake of innovation for the people’s power rather than the current election among lawmakers, it would be better to postpone the election right after the election.”