Opposition party leader ends 24

자동차 2023-12-12 03:03:41 164

Opposition leader Lee Jae-myung, who has been on a hunger strike in protest against what he called a slew of the Yoon government's policy failures, ended his fasting after more than three weeks, a party official said Saturday.

"Chairman Lee will end the hunger strike on its 24th day and begin treatment for recovery," Kang Sun-woo, a spokesperson for the main opposition Democratic Party, said in a briefing.

"The medical team treating Lee strongly called for Lee to call off the hunger strike as continuing it would have severely hurt his health," Kang said, adding that Lee is willing to carry out his work schedule in consultation with the medical staff.

On Thursday, the National Assembly voted to endorse the motion to lift Lee's immunity to arrest, reflecting a growing division among DP lawmakers, particularly those not aligned with Lee, in anticipation of next year's general elections.

A senior party official has said Lee will not step down as party leader. (Yonhap)




1,000 retired couples receive W3m in combined pension

Jungkook welcomes 'golden moment' of his life with 1st solo album

Supreme Court acquits ex

[Today’s K

OPEC members push against fossil fuel phase

JCS says N. Korea might have provided Russia with short

Viviz goes all out for 4th EP ‘Versus’

Police turn to AI to predict crimes, drug tracking