Party for Democracy and Peace

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The Party for Democracy and Peace (민주평화당) is South Korea's centrist,[note 1] liberal (de jure) and Christian democratic (de facto) parties.

This party supports appeasement measures against North Korea, and supports economic justice but opposes abortion rights and homosexuality.[1] (but does not insist on social exclusion and abhorrence of homosexuals like the right-wing Bareunmirae Party and the main opposition Liberty Korea Party).

This party is regionalist and uses the middle-aged people of 'Jeolla province'[2][note 2] as its main support base.

In addition to liberalism, the party in question also advocates egalitarianism, supports affirmative action for women and the elderly.[3]

It is now the third largest opposition party. the main supporters are the liberal elderly and the Jeolla province people.

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  1. By South Korean political standards.
  2. During the far-right military dictatorship in the 1980s, the May 18 Democratic Movement took place in Gwangju, a downtown district of Jeolla Province. That's why it's a rural area with a strong political liberal leanings. But socially, it is also conservative in South Korea.

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