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Progressive ex-judge challenges opposition bigwig in Dongjak B

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Lee Soo-jin, right, a progressive former judge and candidate of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, will challenge Rep. Na Kyung-won of the main opposition United Future Party in Dongjak B, Seoul, in the April 15 general election. /The Korea Times
By Mitchell Blatt

Rep. Na Kyung-won of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party (LKP), predecessor of the United Future Party, raised a crowbar in the air in a crowded room at the National Assembly building in April 2019.

She told her colleagues sitting on the floor that it was one of the tools members of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) had used to try to force open the door to the room she and her fellow LKP legislators were occupying.

Na, who was floor leader of the LKP then, was one of the leaders of the opposition's year-long occupation-style filibuster that delayed the passage of the ruling DPK's electoral reform bill until late December. Her aggressive tactics and speaking style have led her to be one of the most controversial legislators in Korea and put a target on her back in the 2020 general election.

Now the DPK wants........

© The Korea Times