Voting for right party members in the Honam area, the biggest winner of the Democratic Party’s presidential primary, began on the 21st. While Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung, who has been running for the first time so far, cut off the suspicion of large-scale movement and cleared the line, former representative Lee Nak-yeon, who was forced to resign as a member of the National Assembly, started to drive the votes of his hometown.
The Democratic Party will conduct an online and automatic response survey (ARS) for right party members in Gwangju and Jeollanam-do for five days from today. From the 22nd, online and ARS voting by Jeonbuk Rights Party members will be held. The results will be announced in turn along with the results of the delegates’ on-site voting to be held at the joint speeches held in Gwangju and Jeonnam on the 25th and Jeonbuk on the 26th. The Honam region is considered to be the ‘biggest winner’ of the presidential election, as there are 200,000 members of the rights party.
The governor concentrated on denying allegations of preferential treatment for the development project in Daejang-dong, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do. He emphasized, “Please take a look at what kind of life Lee Jae-myung has led and what he has accomplished with the people, despite the distortion and blackmail propaganda.” It seems to be a measure to prevent the spread of Daejang-dong development suspicions during the Chuseok holiday.
In particular, he mentioned the May 18 Democratization Movement, saying, “The truth of Gwangju in May was a democratic uprising, although all the media reported Gwangju as a riot,” he said. Governor Lee has been using the May 18 Democratization Movement to criticize ‘fake news’, such as saying in a recent debate, “I thought the Gwangju Democratization Movement was a riot when I was young. People like me were deceived by the lies of the media.” It also applies to allegations of preferential treatment.
Meanwhile, former CEO Lee visited Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do and appealed for support from his hometown. He wrote on Facebook the day before, “I am no longer a member of the National Assembly, and I have no place to return to,” he said.
Specific local issues were also taken into account. Former CEO Lee posted a series of posts on social networking service (SNS) on the same day, promising △ Early completion of the Iksan-Yeosu Jeolla line KTX △ Mokpo-Busan KTX construction start △ Gwangju-gun airport relocation and smart city creation.
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