After the ruling Democratic Party and other pro-government paries won a landslide victory in the National Assembly elections on April 16, 2020, President Moon Jae-in said that he felt “an immense sense of responsibility, rather than joy.” Officials at the Presidential Mansion of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul said that they felt “the weight of responsibility” as well as a ‘sense of fear’ from the overwhelming power of the people who gave the ruling camp a land slide while giving a humiliating defeat to the badly split opposition camp.
President Moon said on April 13 through his that what the people showed through the elections was their desperation. Then he said that the desperation has strengthened the government in its own desperate effort to overcome the national crisis. He said he will take on this heavy responsibility.
Moon then added, “The people have made their true feelings known, feelings that had been drowned out in all the shouting.”
Moon also thanked the Korean people for their cooperation in holding the National Assembly elections without incident despite the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
A total of 40 around the world, including France and the United Kingdom, have postponed or rescheduled their elections due to the COVID-19 outbreaks.
On this point, Moon said, “The Korea people took part in the voting in an orderly manner with man-to-man distancing and other disease control rules.