[진보진영 단일화 결렬 배경과 전망] Should the general election be held for independent candidates, and for local elections, the election coalition should be left open?

▲ On the afternoon of the 7th, a meeting of representatives of the joint presidential campaign was held at the KCTU.

As the progressive party’s attempt to unify the presidential candidates ultimately failed, most of the progressive parties that participated in the discussion are expected to hold the presidential election as independent candidates. ‘Progressive camp’s unification of presidential candidates failed’ See article>

The ‘Joint Presidential Election Response Organization to Eliminate Inequality’, in which the KCTU, the Justice Party, the Progressive Party, the Labor Party, the Green Party, the Social Transformation Workers’ Party, and the signature movement headquarters for promoting the popular primary participates, held a meeting of representatives and a meeting of working managers on the 7th and 9th, respectively. They opened the door to discuss how to unify the candidates, but failed to reach an agreement.

Sang-Jeong Shim, Jae-Yeon Kim, Baek-Yun Lee, independent candidates, Sang-Gyun Han?

Combining the comments of the participants of the joint campaign response organization on the 10th, the units participating in the joint election campaign failed to narrow their positions on the ratio between direct voting by KCTU union members and public opinion polls. The Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) initially proposed a 7 to 3 direct vote, but in the negotiation, proposals such as 5 to 5 and 3 to 7 were also suggested, but the detailed discussion did not overcome the difference of opinion.

At the beginning of the unification discussion, the participating units are reserved for words because they decided to exclude the theory of responsibility for the failure of an agreement or a political offensive. Progressive parties share the common reaction of “I’m sorry,” but do not leave any more room for unification. An official from the participating unit said, “After the representative meeting, we discussed the method of selecting a single candidate, but it was canceled because there was no change in the positions of each party.

As the unification debate ends, not only the Justice Party, but also the Progressive Party, Labor Party, and Reform Party will hold a presidential election as their own candidate. Currently, Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung, Progressive Party candidate Kim Jae-yeon, and Labor Party and Reform Party candidate Lee Baek-yun are all registered as preliminary candidates for the presidential election.

Yeo Young-guk, president of the Justice Party, said on his social network service (SNS) on the same day, “It is regrettable that we could not restore workers’ faith in progressive politics and revive the hopes of citizens through the unification of candidates. I will make it,” he said.

Former Chairman of the KCTU, Han Sang-gyun, who declared his candidacy for the presidency on the premise of participating in the popular primary, is struggling with the future direction as the popular primary has become difficult due to the end of the unification discussion. Han Sang-gyun, an official of the exhibition, said, “We will hold a meeting on the afternoon of the 11th to discuss future plans.”

KCTU “Explore joint projects on the common presidential agenda”

As Ahn Cheol-soo, the presidential candidate of the People’s Party, who has been classified as the third zone, has risen to around 15%, the presence of a progressive party is fading as he forms a three-way structure with Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung and People’s Power candidate Yoon Seok-yeol. As the discussion on unification of progressive candidates is over, there are no big events, so there is insufficient material to raise the approval rating.

For now, the unification of candidates has passed, but the KCTU, which has played a leading role in setting up a forum for the discussion of a joint presidential campaign, is planning to collect joint projects. The five progressive parties announced the 10 major presidential election agendas, such as ‘labor rights of working citizens’, ‘expansion of union rights’, and ‘just transition’ at the National Workers’ Congress hosted by the Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) last November.

Han Sang-jin, spokesperson for the KCTU, said, “It was the ‘ideal’ for a joint presidential election organization to conduct joint projects with progressive parties on an agenda until the local elections. We will look for various joint projects such as discussion forums so that we can do this.”

Jeong Seong-hee, head of the Communication and Innovation Research Center, said, “We should not criticize each other now, but since there are already agreed upon common demands, we need to continue the atmosphere while exploring joint projects. We also need to seek a joint response by the heads of basic organizations,” he suggested.

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *