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Democratic Party, slander battles between presidential candidates Lee Jae-myung and Lee Nak-yeon are getting stronger. In the midst of this, the Democratic Party has decided to postpone the presidential election schedule by five weeks.
Reporter Yoo Soo-hwan reports.
Candidate Nak-yeon Lee's camp highlighted the relationship between Candidate Lee Jae-myung and Jin Mo, a civil servant in Gyeonggi-do, who slandered Lee.
[Rep. Young-chan Yoon / Nak-yeon Lee, Director of Camp Political Affairs (KBS Radio): (A person named Jin Mo) was said to have
served as the
SNS team leader in the Gyeonggi governor election in 2018.]
Defaming Nak-yeon Lee with ‘pro-Japanese greetings’ and ‘giregi’ He even raised the level of offensive by mentioning criminal charges.
Jin, who answered the phone call with SBS reporters, admitted that it was wrong for not maintaining political neutrality.
[Mr. Jin: Because I am doing the matador over there (Lee Nak-yeon camp), I am too harsh as a supporter of (Lee Jae-myung).] Although
it is true that I worked at the Lee Jae-myung campaign in 2018,
drew a line that I had no personal acquaintance with this candidate.
Candidate Lee Jae-myung's side rekindled the suspicion that Lee Nak-yeon glorified the Chun Doo-hwan regime during the military regime.
[Lee Jae-myung / Democratic Party Primary Candidate (17th, MBC Radio): There are people who advocated the 5·18 massacre. There are also people who praised Park Chung-hee.]
In April 1987, when Lee was a reporter for the Dong-A Ilbo, former CEO Nak-Yeon Lee evaluated that "there is no doubt that President Chun Doo-Hwan's will for a single term is unquestioned." was written in the article.
Candidate Lee Nak-yeon countered, "It's hard to say that he praised it because it conveyed the remarks of the watchdog."
In the midst of this, the Democratic Party has decided to postpone the presidential primary for five weeks to mid-October.