Saenuri, Democratic Parties’ priorities for June Sessions 6월 임시국회 앞둔 여야 전략 재점검
Saenuri, Democratic Parties’ priorities for
June Sessions Korea’s ruling and main opposition parties
are busy preparing for the upcoming National Assembly session which opens on Monday.
Our Song Ji-sun tells us what the two parties’ policy priorities are. Both the ruling and
opposition parties held workshops Saturday to finalize their top agendas for the June
extraordinary session which starts on Monday. The ruling Saenuri Party narrowed the bills
it will try to legislate this month down to 111– mainly focused on job creation by setting
the groundwork for a creative economy. “The Saenuri Party’s goals in the June session
are to create jobs through the creative economy, to realize economic democratization and to
protect the socially and financially vulnerable.” The main opposition Democratic Party is aiming
to stand out as the ‘party for the weak.’ The DP pledged to address the issue of the
lopsided relationship between large companies and small firms, known as “gap-eul” in Korean.
“Gap” refers to those who give orders, and “eul” is a bidder in a contract… and a salesman
or a branch is also on the ‘eul’ side, The headquarters is defined as ‘gap.’ “We pledge to protect ‘eul’ suffering from
unfair conditions and have always had to put up with pain.
We will hear and answer their cries by devising laws for them.” The two parties are most likely to clash on
bills on economic democratization… as the Saenuri Party prefers not to suppress large
conglomerates in its bid to revive economy… but the Democratic Party is putting its full
emphasis on protecting small and mid-sized firms.
The June extraordinary session opens on Monday and will go on for a month.
Song Ji-sun, Arirang News.