Minjung Party

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Minjung Party

LeaderLee Sang-gyu
Floor LeaderKim Jong-hoon
Secretary GeneralPyun Jae-seung
Chairman of the Policy Planning CommitteeJung Tae-heung
Founded15 October 2017 (2017-10-15)
Merger ofNew People's Party
People's United Party
Headquarters11, Yeouidaebang-ro 67-gil, Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul
Left-wing nationalism[2]
Political positionLeft-wing[3][4]
Colours     Orange
SloganFrom a Proprietor of the square to a Proprietor of politics (광장의 주인에서 정치의 주인으로, gwangjange juineseo jeongchie juineuro)
Seats in the National Assembly
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Seats within local government
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Minjung Party
Revised RomanizationMinjungdang
Headquarter building of Minjung Party

The Minjung Party (Korean민중당; Hanja民衆黨; RRMinjungdang) is a political party of South Korea. The party was formed by the merger of the New People's Party and People's United Party on 15 October 2017.[5][6]


The party initially had two members in the National Assembly, both from Ulsan, but was reduced to one on December 22nd, when the supreme court convicted Yoon Jong-oe for breaking the campaign law.[7]


The merger of New People's Party and People's United Party has been controversial, due to their status as a party that is largely a continuation of the dissolved Unified Progressive Party. The party was dissolved and prohibited in 2014 due to purported "anti-constitutional" activity by the Constitutional Court ruling. Conservative critics of the party argued that the party is merely an attempt to reestablish the Unified Progressive Party.[8]

Local elections[edit]

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Kim Jong-hoon
Kim Chang-han


  1. ^ "민중당 기본정책" [Basic policy of Minjung Party] (PDF). Minjung Party. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 우리는 진보정당 운동의 역사와 정신을 계승과 동시에 성찰하면서 다양한 계급 계층 및 정파의 차이를 존중하고 힘을 모으는 연합의 정치, 단결의 정치를 실현하여 진보집권을 위해 나아간다.
  2. ^ "창당 1주년 맞이한 민중당 "진보집권·통일시대 함께 만들자"". 민중의 소리. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ Jae-hyuk, Park (17 August 2018). "CJ Logistics criticized for death of part-timer". The Korea Times. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ Hincks, Joseph (25 May 2018). "Confusion and Protests. How Seoul Reacted to President Trump Quitting the North Korea Summit". Time. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ 민중당 공식 출범 "민중 승리시대 열 것" 포부. 인천일보 (in Korean). 15 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ 민중당 공식 출범 "민중 승리시대 열 것" 포부. 인천일보 (in Korean). 15 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  7. ^ "울산 북구 단일화 양보했던 이상헌 "윤종오는 무죄"". Ohmynews. Naver. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  8. ^ 김경희 (15 October 2017). 민중당 오늘 출범...옛 '통진당' 재건 논란도. 연합뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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