Former Prosecutor-General 'to Join Conservative Party'

  • By Choi Kyung-woon

    June 01, 2021 12:19

    Former Prosecutor-General Yoon Suk-yeol (left) meets with People Power Party lawmaker Kweon Seong-dong in a café in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on May 29. /Newsis

    Maverick former Prosecutor-General Yoon Suk-yeol is minded to join the main opposition People Power Party after the ruling Minju Party hounded him out office, sources say.

    That would be an enormous coup for the PPP, which remains unpopular and in disarray despite recent wins in the April mayoral by-elections.

    Yoon is the most popular fantasy candidate for president after butting heads with President Moon Jae-in over prosecution reforms.

    One opposition lawmaker close to Yoon told the Chosun Ilbo, "Yoon is weighing the timing of joining the PPP now he's decided to run for president next year. There is a strong chance he will join the PPP in July or August."

    Books on Yoon Suk-yeol (right) and ex-Justice Minister Cho Kuk's memoirs are displayed in a book store in Seoul on Monday. /Yonhap

    Another opposition source said, "He's been listening to various opinions about his political path and is leaning toward the PPP."

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