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'Delusive' merger

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Creation of UFP is only result of 'temporary truce'

The main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP) and two minor conservative parties have launched a merged party with the crucial general election less than two months away.

Separately, three other minor parties, whose support bases are in the South and North Jeolla provinces, the so-called "Honam" region, are also seeking a merger ahead of the April 15 polls.

A merger of political parties ahead of crucial polls is far from impressive. From a voter's perspective, it is rather a delusive attempt just to win. Such an attempt deserves contempt seeing what has been proven throughout Korea's political history. Even if they succeed, there are a number of reasons to be quite sure that a merger aimed at only an election victory without "chemical........

© The Korea Times