On the 9th, one year before the presidential election in South Korea, Lee Na-gyung, who is aiming to run for the ruling party supporting the Moon Jae-in administration, announced his resignation in accordance with the party's regulations.
In South Korea, it took nine days to vote for the presidential election to replace President Moon Jae-in, who has a term of five years and is not allowed to be reelected.
Under these circumstances, Lee Na-gyung (Lee Nak-yon), the representative of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, who aims to continue the innovative administration, announced his resignation on the 9th, more than half a year after taking office.
This follows the party's rule that if you want to run for president, you must retire at least a year ago.
At the press conference, Mr. Lee said, "I will fulfill my role and responsibility for the success of the Mun administration and the development of South Korea."
Lee is a former prime minister and is also known as the “Gyeonggi-do” in Korean politics, but in various polls asking who is suitable for the next president, Lee Jae-myung, a former human rights lawyer, (Lee Jae-myung) Gyeonggi (Gyeonggi) Governor of Gyeonggi is followed.
For this reason, Mr. Lee is expected to make every effort to solidify the support within the party toward the primary election in September, which selects the official candidate of the ruling party.
On the other hand, there is no strong candidate for the conservative largest opposition "People Power Party" aiming for the first change of government in five years, and in conflict with the Mun administration, he resigned last week, and the support of the conservative and middle class is increasing. There is a lot of interest in the trends of former Attorney General Yoon Seok-you.