South Korea: Opposition In Disarray

Opposition In Disarray

The worst enemy facing South Korea's squabbling opposition, the New Korea Democratic Party, is often itself. Last week the party's two best-known leaders, Kim Dae Jung and Kim Young Sam, broke away and formed a new group, the United Democratic Party, to protest the views of New Korea Party President Lee Min Woo.

The two Kims and Lee split over election procedures for selecting a successor to Strongman President Chun Doo Hwan, who has said he will step down in ten months. The Kims prefer an American-style presidential election and accuse Lee of being sympathetic to the government's proposal for an...

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