Ex-Chief Prosecutor to Announce Presidential Bid

  • By Cho Yi-jun

    June 25, 2021 13:18

    Maverick former Prosecutor-General Yoon Suk-yeol will declare his presidential bid on June 29, three months after he resigned amid massive pressure from the government that appointed him in the first place.

    Senior members of the main opposition People Power Party, such as former lawmaker Yoo Seong-min and Jeju Governor Won Hee-ryong, are also expected to announce their presidential bids soon.

    Other potential hopefuls include Choe Jae-hyeong, the chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection, and Kim Dong-yeon, a former finance minister.

    Former Prosecutor-General Yoon Suk-yeol is surrounded by reporters in Seoul on June 9.

    Meanwhile, independent lawmaker Hong Joon-pyo returned to the PPP fold on Thursday, a year and three months after he left the party in protest against its decision to disqualify him from running in the general election.

    The PPP leadership committee agreed in a unanimous decision to accept Hong's return Thursday. 

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