N.Korea Urges S.Korean Opposition Parties to Unite

      March 23, 2016 10:50

      North Korea's Rodong Sinmun daily on Tuesday urged South Korea's opposition parties to unite ahead of the general election next month.

      The daily said the rift in the opposition camp would reward the ruling Saenuri Party with a victory by "skillfully playing the opponents."

      The propaganda outlet said the Saenuri Party was able to ratify a "fascist" anti-terrorism law recently, which showed how important it is for the opposition parties to come together.

      The North traditionally hopes that centrist and leftwing parties are more amenable to its demands for money and other aid.

      The daily gave its take on the Minjoo, People's and Justice parties, as well as a group of far-left political activists. Citing South Korean media reports, it projected a rise in approval ratings for candidates for a united opposition camp.

      North Korea regularly tries to meddle in elections here, typically threatening hellfire if the results do not go its way.

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