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People Power Party

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People Power Party (국민의힘, Gugmin-Uihim) or United Future Party (미래통합당, 未來統合黨, Milaetonghabdang) is the right-wing, social conservative and anti-communist party in South Korea. It was created as a merger of major conservative parties to confront the liberal political camp.

The party was created as a merger of several hard-line conservative, anti-communist right-wing parties, including Liberty Korea Party (자유한국당, 自由韓國黨), New Conservatives (새로운보수당, 새로운保守黨) and Onward for Future 4.0 (미래를향한전진4.0, 未來를향한前進4.0).

Political position[edit]

Officially, it calls for "moderate conservatism" (중도보수, 中道保守), but in reality its leadership is made up of traditionalists and older people, and its supporters made up of alt-right young people.

The absolute majority of party members refuse to recognize the existence of LGBT. There was a debate between this party and the more moderate Democratic Party of Korea on whether acceptance of gay people should be either opposed or require a national consensus, which both candidates drew a lot of fire from social media.[1]

It is difficult to characterize a tendency as a big tent party, but it is actually a hard-line conservative party that is far from a "moderate conservative."

Diplomatically, People Power Party has a strong pro-U.S. and anti-PRC tendency. The position on Russia is not clear. (However, they are less friendly to Russia than to the Minjoo Party because of their traditional anti-North Korea tendencies.)

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References[edit]

  1. Da-min, J. (April 8, 2020). "Rival candidates slammed for 'biased' views on homosexuality". Korea Times. Retrieved July 4, 2020.