Start This Party Right? Roh Moo Hyun Also Benefits from Immense Public Sympathy. but He May Find Himself at Odds with His Own Supporters

By Lee, B. J. | Newsweek International, May 31, 2004 | Go to article overview

Start This Party Right? Roh Moo Hyun Also Benefits from Immense Public Sympathy. but He May Find Himself at Odds with His Own Supporters


Lee, B. J., Newsweek International


Byline: B.J. Lee

President Roh Moo Hyun has never had it so good. In fact, few South Korean presidents ever have. After the conservative opposition party voted to impeach him in March, tens of thousands of his supporters poured out into the streets to voice their anger. Korean voters rewarded the Uri Party, which supports the president, in legislative elections in April, tripling its number of seats to 152 in the 299-member National Assembly. Thus, when the country's Constitutional Court lifted the impeachment edict on May 14, Roh returned to office more powerful than when he had left. Not only is his popularity at a record high, but he is now the first South Korean president to have control of the National Assembly in 16 years. Last Thursday, over dinner with Uri officials, he agreed to become the leader of the newly dominant liberal party.

Roh may not be flying high for much longer. Uri is home to a broad spectrum of political ideologies, from leftist radicals to mainstream conservatives, and fissures are expected to start forming among its members now that they must take up the tasks of governance. The thinness of the party's two-seat majority means even minor spats could negate its influence. Even more worrisome for Roh is the fact that the bulk of the party is actually far more liberal than he is. Indeed, a substantial wing of Uri is sympathetic to the Democratic Labor Party, South Korea's most left-leaning political group, which picked up 10 seats to enter the National Assembly for the first time. Roh cannot assume that he will be able to garner the votes he will need to implement his agenda, and he may in fact find himself siding with more conservative political groups when it comes to certain key issues like Iraq and the economy. …

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