Following Lee Jae-myung and Kim Jong-in, meeting with ‘University Gift’ Lee Sang-don… continue to expand
Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is continuing to expand his reach by meeting with former lawmaker Lee Sang-don, a university gift, following Kim Jong-in, former chairman of the People’s Power general election.
Candidate Lee had a private 80-minute luncheon meeting with former lawmaker Lee at a restaurant in downtown Seoul today (7th).
It is known that the two have exchanged stories about the Corona crisis, leadership to respond to it, political reform measures, and the formation of a unified government and national cabinet.
Candidate Lee said to reporters about the meeting, “He gave a lot of helpful comments.”
In this regard, Kang Hoon-sik, chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, said at a press conference, “The two of them are at the crossroads between whether the Republic of Korea is moving forward or being left behind.
Candidate Lee then announced the idea of a unified government and national cabinet, saying, “Political change and economic change are necessary to break through the crisis.” Please promise me that you will keep it,” said Chairman Kang.
He also said, “It is not easy for Candidates Yoon Seok-yeol and Ahn Cheol-soo to unify. Trust only the people and go.”
It is known that Rep. Moon Jin-seok and Kim Myung-jin, head of the special committee, were present at this meeting, which was prepared at the request of Candidate Lee.
Former lawmaker Lee, who was also Lee’s teacher at Chung-Ang University’s law school, served as a key non-commissioning member along with Kim Jong-in, former chairman of the Saenuri Party’s emergency response committee, Park Geun-hye, in 2012.
However, he did not participate in the Park Geun-hye government and voiced critical voices outside.
Former lawmaker Lee joined the People’s Party, which was led by Ahn Cheol-soo and others during the 2016 general election, and has since served as a proportional representative member of the National Assembly.
However, as the People’s Party merged with the Bareun Party, it broke up with Ahn Cheol-soo.
In a recent media interview, former lawmaker Lee, who is considered to be moderate and conservative, expressed his critical opinion on the People’s Power candidate Yoon Seok-yeol and the People’s Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo.
Candidate Lee is also scheduled to meet with former Environment Minister Yoon Yeo-joon tomorrow in order to attack the mid-way public sentiment.
(Photo = Yonhap News)