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3-term Rep. Hong Ihk-pyo Elected New Floor Leader of DP

Written: 2023-09-26 16:21:55Updated: 2023-09-26 16:52:01

3-term Rep. Hong Ihk-pyo Elected New Floor Leader of DP

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Three-term lawmaker Hong Ihk-pyo has been elected the new floor leader of the main opposition Democratic Party(DP).

He was elected to the top post on Tuesday during a general meeting of party lawmakers at the National Assembly, beating three-term legislator Nam In-soon in the final round of voting after garnering the most support.

Considered to be reform-minded, Hong is categorized as a supporter of DP chief Lee Jae-myung. 

In running for the top post, Hong had vowed to overcome the party’s current hardship with resolute and unified force with the party chief at the center. 

Hong's election fills a vacuum after the DP floor leadership headed by Rep. Park Kwang-on stepped down last Friday in the wake of parliamentary vote to give consent to the pretrial detention of the DP chief.

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