Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong spoke at a conservative forum seminar to the effect that he would play a role in the general election next year for the success of the Yoon Seok-yeol government.
The Democratic Party accused Minister Won of the prosecution, saying that the remarks violated the neutrality obligation of public officials under the Election Act.
This is reporter Shin Seon-min on the sidewalk먹튀검증.
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong was a speaker at the conservative forum seminar yesterday.
He said, “It was only words that changed the regime, but when I look at the political situation in Yeouido, my heart is heavy.”
[Soundbite] Won Hee-ryong(Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) : “Another national reorganization is coming in the next few months. At this time, we put aside everything else and everyone joins forces to advance the regime change one step further and strengthen the regime change one step… Incumbent Minister Because of this, I am refraining from expressing myself anymore…”]
A few months ago, ‘national reorganization’ seems to have referred to the general election next year, but he also announced that he would play a ‘political role’.
[Soundbite] Won Hee-ryong(Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) : “I will do my best to create conditions for next year by devoting all my strength to my political role while holding the signboard of the ruling party and working on the foundation for those who need to be judged by the people…” ]
The Democratic Party accused Minister Won of the prosecution, saying that he made a statement to the effect of supporting the election campaigns of the ruling party candidates.
It is a violation of the Public Official Election Act, which stipulates that no action should be taken to influence the election results.
When did the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea become the chairman of the People’s Power Campaign, he raised his voice as an illegal remark.
Regarding the Democratic Party’s accusation, Minister Won did not take a separate position.
The National Election Commission announced that it was looking into whether Minister Won’s remarks violated the obligation to remain neutral in the election, considering the seriousness of the remarks and the remaining period until the election.