Participation Party (South Korea)

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Participation Party
Gukmin Chamyeodang
Leader Rhyu Si-min
Founded January 17, 2010 (2010-01-17)
Dissolved December 5, 2011 (2011-12-05)
Split from Uri Party
Merged into Unified Progressive Party
Headquarters 5-5 Changjeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Ideology Social liberalism
Participatory democracy
Pro-Roh Moo-hyun[1][2]
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None
Colours Yellow
Seats in the National Assembly
0 / 299
Seats within local government
29 / 3,893
Participation Party
Hangul 국민참여당
Hanja 國民參與黨
Revised Romanization Gukmin Chamyeodang
McCune–Reischauer Gungmin Chamyotang

The Participation Party (Hangul: 국민참여당, Hanja: 國民參與黨, Abbreviation: 참여당) was a political party of South Korea. It was formed by many of the former members of the Uri Party after the death of former President Roh Moo-hyun. Rhyu Si-min was elected as Party Chairman on March 19, 2011. In March 2011 it had 45,335 members.[3] For the April 27 by-elections, the People's Participation Party has cooperated with the Democratic Party to enter Lee Bong-su as the single opposition candidate for the Kimhae seat in the National Assembly of South Korea. On 5 December 2011, it merged into the Unified Progressive Party.

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  1. ^ "유시민 입당, '친노신당' 탄력" (in Korean). SBS. November 10, 2009.
  2. ^ ""노무현 정신 계승" 국민참여당 창당" (in Korean). The Hankyoreh. January 17, 2010.
  3. ^ Homepage of the People's Participation Party