Negotiations regarding the rules of the bilateral debate scheduled for the 31st between the Democratic Party's Lee Jae-myung and People's Power presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol are continuing to ache.

The two candidates continued working-level bilateral discussions for the second day at the National Assembly on the afternoon of the 29th, but they could not narrow their differences over how to proceed with the discussion.

Although the Democratic Party is in a position to deal with the overall state affairs, including politics, economy, and morality, they strongly opposed it, saying that the power of the people should proceed through free discussion.

Democratic Party lawmaker Park Ju-min said, "If you ask to do something without a topic, it is difficult to deal with the overall state of affairs because each person wants to do something and the other side is weak."

People's Power Rep. Seong Il-jong said, "If we limit the topic, we intend to reduce the time to verify the needs of the people, because things like Daejang-dong and Seongnam FC that the people want to ask are limited in time and there is very little time."

With two days left before the debate, it was impossible to reach an agreement on how to proceed.

The two sides tentatively agreed on the time for the debate to be held between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on the 31st.

The People's Power demanded broadcasters' prime time between 7 and 9 pm, but the Democratic Party is known to have requested an earlier discussion period in a situation where joint TV broadcasts are difficult.

The Democratic Party and the People's Power are scheduled to continue discussions tomorrow morning.