Justice Party (South Korea)

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Justice Party

정의당
LeaderYeo Yeong-gug
Floor LeaderBae Jin-gyo
Secretary-GeneralShin Eon-jik
Chair of the
Policy Planning Committee
Jang Hye-young
Founded21 October 2012 (2012-10-21)
Merger ofAliance of Labor Politics
Elements of the Labor Party
Elements of the People's Congress
Split fromUnified Progressive Party
(old-NPP and PP factions)[1][2]
Headquarters7, Gukhoe-daero 70-, Yeongdeungpo District, Seoul
Youth wingYouth Justice Party
Membership (2019)59,243[3]
IdeologySocial democracy[4][5][6]
Liberalism (South Korea)[a]
Political positionCentre-left[14][15][16][17]
International affiliationProgressive Alliance (observer)[18][19]
Colours  Yellow
SloganLabour's Hope, Citizen's Dream (Hangul: 노동의 희망, 시민의 꿈, Nodongi himang, simini kkum)
Seats in the National Assembly
6 / 300
Metropolitan mayor and Gubernatorial
0 / 17
Municipal Mayors
0 / 226
Seats within local government
24 / 2,927
Website
www.justice21.org

The Justice Party (Hangul: 정의당; Hanja: 正義黨; RR: Jeonguidang) is a left-liberal and social democratic political party in South Korea. It was founded on 21 October 2012 when it split from the Unified Progressive Party.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. JP is generally classified as a "progressive" party and is recognized as different from South Korea's Minjudangkye tradition,[7][8] but media describe JP as a "liberal" party.[9][10][11][12][13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "결국 두 쪽으로 갈라서는 진보당… 新당권파 "신당 창당할 것"". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. "통합진보당 탈당 러시 시작, 노회찬 심상정 유시민 내일 탈당". 레디앙 (Redian). 12 September 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  3. 2019년도 정당의 활동개황 및 회계보고
  4. 정의당 강령 [Justice Party platform]. Justice Party (in Korean). 23 June 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  5. Miller, Owen (18 May 2017). "South Korea After Park". Jacobin. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. "정의당, 첫 상무위 '한국형 사회민주주의' 새출발 의지 (Justice Party is willing to start a new "Korean-style social democracy".)". JoongAng Ilbo. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  7. "[제20대 국회의원 선거] 정당(政黨) 이야기". The Chosun Ilbo. 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  8. "왜 6번에 붉은 인주 안 찍혔을까". The Hankyoreh. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  9. Jesús Velasco (4 July 2019). American Presidential Elections in a Comparative Perspective: The World Is Watching. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 154. ISBN 978-1498557580.
  10. "Will Constitution be revised to allow young president?". The Korea Herald. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 28 September 2021. Kang Min-jin, 26, the leader of the youth chapter of the liberal minor Justice Party, was the first politician to ignite the debate at the 21st National Assembly.
  11. "Political circle in fierce competition to court young voters". The Korea Times. 18 June 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021. Rep. Jang Hye-young, a 34-year-old lawmaker of the minor liberal opposition Justice Party, which has long been promoting the rights of social minorities and the marginalized including women, said that Lee often distorted feminism when making such outspoken comments on gender-related issues and he needs to be more careful when commenting on feminism as he now has greater responsibility as the party leader.
  12. "Seoul Mayor's Death Shocks South Korea". The Diplomat. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2021. Ryu Ho-jeong of the small liberal opposition Justice Party wrote on Facebook that she won’t pay respects to Park, saying she doesn’t want the alleged victim to “feel lonely.” Her message drew both strong support and opposition online.
  13. "Ruling party wins majority in parliamentary elections amid pandemic". Yonhap News Agency. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2021. Of the 253 directly contested seats, the DP won 163 seats, followed by the UFP with 84 seats, the liberal Justice Party with one seat, and independent candidates with five seats, according to the results tallied as of 10 a.m. when all votes were counted.
  14. Lansford, Tom (25 April 2017). Political Handbook of the World 2016-2017. CQ Press. p. 827. ISBN 9781506327150.
  15. Petricic, Saša (24 September 2017). "The 'frightened dog' and the 'rocket man': Trump-Kim war of words causes rising tensions". CBC News. CBC. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  16. "South Korea: Economic and Political Overview". Nordea Trade. Nordea. 2017. Archived from the original on 5 May 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  17. "Minor opposition party picks Rep. Shim Sang-jung as new chief". Yonhap News. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  18. "List of Participants - Denpasar Seminar, 19-20 September 2016 - Progressive Alliance". 22 September 2016.
  19. "List of Participants - Conference in Ulaanbaatar, 25–26 May 2017 - Progressive Alliance". 18 May 2017.