Monday, December 13, 2010
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The Kyunghyang Sinmun
Opposition Politicians' Street Protests Against Government's Railroading of Budgets and Bills on at Seoul Plaza
Posted on : 2010-12-13
'Pan-National Counter-measure Committee To Deter Four-River Project', which consists of four opposition parties such as Democratic Party, Democratic Labor Party, Advance New Party, National Participation Party, and 380 civic and social groups, holds a political party and civic group joint resolution convention to protest against Lee Myung-bak's dictatorial handling of railroading next year's national budget bills.
Railroading of next year's budget and other bills by the government and ruling party, while omitting budget for ordinary people and social welfare, provokes widespread after-shocks.
Go Heung-gil, Chairman of Policy Committee of Hannara Party, resigned from his party position taking responsibility for omitting the budget items. Opposition parties criticized this act as "tail-cutting" and demanded apology from President Lee Myung-bak and resignation of Park Hee-tae, Chairman of the National Assembly.
As a result, the confrontations between ruling and opposition parties intensified, while criticisms and anger among the civic society spread widely.
Public disapproves of GNP’s budget railroading, survey shows The public also said the ruling party bore a greater share of the blame for the parliamentary violence Dec. 13, 2010