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[VIDEO NEWS] Political gridlock finally ends in the National Assembly

Nov 22,2018
1) National Assembly in Yeouido, western Seoul, Nov. 21

2) The conservative opposition parties have agreed to end their boycott of regular Assembly proceedings under the condition that a parliamentary probe be carried out into a hiring scandal regarding public sector positions.

3) “From today, we normalize all committee activities including for the Special Committee on Budget and Accounts.” - Hong Young-pyo, floor leader of the Democratic Party

4) “After the National Assembly meeting, we will carry out a parliamentary probe on recruitment corruption in public institutions, publicly-owned companies and local public companies.” - Kim Sung-tae, floor leader of the Liberty Korea Party

5) “We will strive to handle matters in regular Assembly sessions through cooperation between the three political parties.” - Kim Kwan-young, floor leader of the Bareunmirae Party

6) “We will handle bills such as the Yoon Chang-ho bill [a bill which would strengthen punishment for drunk drivers] or bills related to private kindergartens at the Assembly session.”- Chang Byoung-wan, floor leader of the Party for Democracy and Peace

7) “We will also handle the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Kim Sang-hwan at the Assembly session.” - Yoon So-ha, floor leader of the Justice Party.

8) “Controversial bills will be dealt with at 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 23 during the plenary session.” - Hong Young-pyo, floor leader of the
Democratic Party

9) It has been decided that the Special Committee on Budget and Accounts will be made up of seven Democratic Party members, six Liberty Korea Party members, two Bareunmirae Party members and one member who is not related to any. There will be sixteen members
in total.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Park Seung-young
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo