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No to unilateralism

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Ruling party can afford to be more cooperative

Having a numerical majority must be a confidence booster. That is how it looks for the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) as with its 177 seats ― through an alliance with the minor Justice Party and the Open Minjoo Party ― the party is looking to unilaterally open the National Assembly, Friday.

The National Assembly, by law, must hold its opening session within a week of its inauguration; consequently, the new speaker and vice speakers must also be chosen by the opening session.

Previous assemblies in Korea have delayed the commencement of proceedings as the major parties wrangled over committee leaderships and members. In that sense,........

© The Korea Times