Green Party Korea

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Green Party

LeaderHa Seung-soo
Lee Yu-jin
FoundedMarch 2012
Membership (2015)6,843[1]
IdeologyGreen politics
Direct democracy[2]
Participatory democracy[2]
Grassroots democracy[2]
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Asia-Pacific Green Network
National Assembly
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Korean name
Revised RomanizationNoksaekdang
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Green politics
Sunflower symbol

The Green Party Korea is a political party in South Korea. The Green party was established in March, 2012. It is a continuation of the Korea Greens, created following initial discussions in 2011. The party was established in response to the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis of Japan. Green Party Korea is a member of the Global Greens and the Asia-Pacific Green Network. As a result of the party only getting 0.48% in the 19th national parliamentary election in April, 2012, the party was disbanded by the National Election Administration Office.

However, the paragraph 4 of article 41 and the subparagraph 3 of paragraph 1 of article 44 of the Political Parties Act[3], which had revoked registration of parties and banned use of the titles of the parties whose obtained numbers of votes had been less than 2% of the total number of effective votes, were ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Korea on January 28, 2014[4]. As a result, the Green party recovered its title[5].

The Green Party Korea, together with the Basic Income Youth Network, began a two-week tour on July 6, 2015 to discover the opinions citizens in South Korea have about basic income, and to introduce the concept of basic income to the community. The party has also adopted basic income as part of their party platform.[6]

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  1. ^ 2015년 6월 당원현황 보고 (그래프)
  2. ^ a b c d "녹색당 강령" [Green Party platform]. Green Party Korea. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  3. ^ "한국법제연구원 영문법령". Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  4. ^ "2012헌마431". Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  5. ^ ""녹색당" 당명회복!! 헌재의 위헌결정을 환영한다". 녹색당 (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  6. ^ Widerquist, Karl. "KOREA: Basic Income Tour Kicks off on July 6, 2015". BIEN: Basic Income Earth Network. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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