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Understanding Satellite Parties in South Korea and Their Dangers to Democracy

Understanding Satellite Parties in South Korea and Their Dangers to Democracy

By Jinwan Park
In South Korea, major political forces make strategic use of satellite parties to exploit the semi-mixed-member proportional representation system.

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

By Hyung-A Kim
Both President Yoon and his PPP and the opposition Democratic Party face leadership struggles and public backlash. 
An ‘Orange Revolution’ in South Korean Politics?

An ‘Orange Revolution’ in South Korean Politics?

By Yong-Shik Lee
Ousted PPP chair Lee Jun-seok has started his own political party. Will his New Reform Party become a force to be reckoned with?

Ahn Cheol-soo on the State of South Korean Politics

Ahn Cheol-soo on the State of South Korean Politics

By Kenji Yoshida
An interview with the former third-party presidential candidate turned PPP lawmaker.

Tae Yong-ho on North Korea’s Purposeful Aggression

Tae Yong-ho on North Korea’s Purposeful Aggression

By Kenji Yoshida
The North Korean diplomat-turned-South Korean lawmaker discusses Pyongyang’s stepped-up artillery shelling and its foreign policy strategy.

An Interview With Song Young-gil, South Korea’s Other Opposition Leader

An Interview With Song Young-gil, South Korea’s Other Opposition Leader

By Kenji Yoshida and Joseph Yi
“If I end up creating a new party, the objective will be to oust President Yoon,” says the former Democratic Party head.

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The popular former party chair could rescue the ruling PPP’s chances next April – or he could torpedo the conservative party’s odds.
South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election

South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election

By Eunwoo Lee
A major by-election defeat provided a wake-up call, yet intra-party rifts are hard to wish away. 

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