Liberal Party (South Korea)
|Founded||December 17, 1951|
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Politics of South Korea
As the 1952 Presidential Elections neared, Rhee made public his intention to organize a party during his August 15 Speech in 1951. Rhee called Yi Bum-seok, then the ambassador in China, and charged him with creating the Liberal Party. Yi used the strong organizational base of "Chosun Youth Nationalist League" as a starting point and incorporated the major five organizations: "Korean Citizens Council", "Korean Federation of Labor", "Peasant Federation]", Korean Council of Wives" as temporary sub-organizations under the Liberal Party.
- Joong-Seok Seo, The Korean War and Rise in Power of the Rhee Syngman Regime, History Review《역사비평》, 9 (Summer 1990) p.141
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