Justice Party (South Korea)

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Not to be confused with the Justice Party that was founded by former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.

The Justice Party (정의당) is the South Korean centre-left, social democratic party.

This party is the South Korean only pro-LGBT party among political parties, and it is the only socialist-leaning party of South Korea.

This party is the only party in the Republic of Korea that is forward-looking in terms of the rights of the disabled, especially the mentally. However, the party is not complete, with some party members disparaging autism.

It supports abortion rights, same-sex marriage, sustainable development and multiculturalism. But it opposes cannabis, prostitution and some social issues.[note 1] and only party in the Republic that supports the acceptance of Islamic refugees.

The party has a friendly relationship with the Japanese Social Democratic PartyWikipedia[1] and Taiwanese New Power PartyWikipedia[2].

Main support is from trade union activists, the lower working class, multicultural families, and the sexual minorities.

It supports the appeasement policy toward North Korea (= Sunshine Policy) but it opposes the North Korea political system.

This party is also the least post-nationalist party among the liberal or leftist parties in South Korea.(In South Korea, 'Korean nationalism' is usually prominent on the left-wing.)

The party is currently the 4th largest opposition party.


  1. The latter case is due to South Korea's conservative sentiment.