Motion for Arrest of Rep. Suh Voted Down
In the shocking result of the voting showdown at the National Assembly, the motion to permit the arrest of Rep. Suh Sang-mok of the opposition Grand National Party was voted down, thus dealing a crucial setback to the coalition ruling camp.
Among the 292 lawmakers who cast ballots on the motion, 136 voted for approval of the court request for the arrest of Rep. Suh, while 145 voted against approval. The remaining seven abstained, and four ballots were nullified.
Given the result of the vote, more than 20 lawmakers in the coalition ruling camp crossed the party line in not voting for Rep. Suh's arres .
Upon announcement of the vote returns, the GNP lawmakers jumped …
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Publication information: Article title: Motion for Arrest of Rep. Suh Voted Down. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Korea Times (Seoul, Korea). Publication date: April 7, 1999. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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