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end of last year, the Democratic Party imposed a disciplinary action against former senator Geum Tae-seop, who threw a abstaining vote in a ballot measure to establish an airborne office. There is criticism that it is a regressive measure that does not allow congressional conscience and free-voting.
Reporter Jeong Hyun Jeong reports.
Democratic Party's Ethics Tribunal unanimously issued a'warning' against former lawmaker Geum Tae-seop on the 25th of last month.
The Democratic Party's party voted in favor of the National Assembly's voting on the establishment of airborne offices in December last year, but it was because the former lawmakers abstained because of their beliefs against the government.
[Lee Hae-chan/In addition, the Democratic Party leader: (warning) is the lowest level of discipline. However, if I didn't follow the compulsory theory, if I don't do anything, it doesn't mean that it's a compulsory theory
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Our Constitution stipulates that lawmakers perform their duties according to their conscience, and the National Assembly law also says that the members of the National Assembly will vote according to their conscience without being bound by the will of their political parties.
Opposition to the appointment of Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon three years ago, when all of the members of the Liberal Party at the time left the main assembly, Kim Hyun-a remained and voted for it, and several members of the Democratic Party cheered for that belief.
Whether it's a belief or a party, it is a value that is sometimes encountered in real politics, but it is difficult to avoid criticism that it is regressive in that disciplining to follow a belief constricts judgments and decisions of lawmakers according to their conscience.
Geum Tae-seop'Dismissal of Airborne Law' disciplinary action... Criticism of "regressive measures"
At the end of last year, the Democratic Party punished the former lawmaker, Geum Tae-seop, who threw a abstaining vote in a ballot measure. There is criticism that it is a regressive measure that does not allow congressional conscience and free-voting.
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