New wave candidate Kim Dong-yeon, who served as the first deputy prime minister for economy of the current government, resigned from the presidential nomination post, announcing support for Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung.

While devaluing the power of the people, he appealed to 'the people to unite by voting' about unification with Ahn Cheol-soo, candidate of the People's Party.

Reporter Hwa Kang-yoon reports.


New wave candidate Kim Dong-yeon, who had a sudden meeting with Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung on the 1st, resigned and declared support for Lee.

[Kim Dong-yeon/New Wave Presidential Candidate: From today, I will tie the laces of my sneakers again for the election of Candidate Jae-myung Lee.

Let the flames of overcoming the established politics spread into wildfire...


Candidate Kim, who proposed breaking the vested interests as the reason for running for office, met with Yoon Seok-yeol, the People's Power candidate, but explained that it was the next best choice, saying that Lee was more active in changing politics.

Candidate Jae-myung Lee said, "I am deeply grateful for Candidate Kim's decision."

The Democratic Party seems to be trying to 'anti-Yun Seok-yeol solidarity' at the last minute through the 'integrated government', saying that Kim Jong-in, former general election chairman of the People's Power, said, "I want to invite you when I have the opportunity."

People's Power also devalued candidate Kim, who was the first deputy prime minister of the economy, to be responsible for the situation.

[Kwon Young-se / General Power of the People's Election Headquarters: Well, I don't think it's such a big deal.

I don't think it's that the people who made our economy difficult have such a destructive power when we do it together.]

At the party level, we added a criticism commentary with expressions such as "joining the polluted old wave" "fraudism" and "junk coalition".

People's Power saw that it would be difficult to achieve unification of candidate Ahn Cheol-soo and opposition candidate from the People's Party unless he directly decides, and appealed to the supporters to "unify through voting."

(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Video editing: Hwang Ji-young)