Democratic Party leader Lee Nak-yeon said,'I will suggest pardoning former presidents Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak when appropriate.'
The Blue House is in a principled position that it is an issue to be discussed after receiving a recommendation, and internal reactions from the ruling party as well as the people are mixed.
This is Jeon Byeongnam reporter.
Democratic Party leader Lee Nak-yeon raised the pardon for former presidents Park Geun-hye and Lee Myung-bak, and the justification that was put forward is'public integration'.
As the social divisions divided into camps have become endlessly serious, it is now necessary to solve this problem before the Moon Jae-in administration ends for unity.
[Lee Nak-yeon/Democratic Party Representative: I am going to suggest (pardon) to the President at the right time.]
However, I did not say when the right time was.
An official at the Blue House mentioned only the principled position, "You have to make a suggestion to discuss.
However, former President Park said that he knows that the sentence has not been confirmed, so it is not yet subject to pardon review, and there is no reason for suspension of execution.
The internal reactions of both parties were mixed.
In the Democratic Party, Rep. Sang-ho Woo, who declared a run for the mayor of Seoul, criticized that "the claim that the impeachment is wrong can be admitted. It is not appropriate in terms of time and content."
In the power of the people, pro-I and pro-Pacific were welcomed, but at the party level,
[Kim Jong-in/Chairman of the People's Strength Emergency Response Committee: I haven't heard of anything so far.]
Ahn Cheol-soo, the head of the National Assembly Party, raised the day asking if it was for election purposes.
[Ahn Cheol-soo/People's Party Representative: If there is an attempt to use the amnesty for elections, it is unacceptable.]
Justice Party representative Kim Jong-cheol said, "It is very regrettable that the two former presidents should pardon the great crimes led by the two former presidents." Demanded.
Representative Lee Nak-yeon's amnesty is seen as a political victory for national unity. If negative public opinion does not change and the president's decision cannot be drawn out, it could be seriously politically damaged.
(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, video editing: Kim Jong-mi)